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Driver (class B)

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Operate a straight truck or pup truck to deliver products in a safe and timely manner to customers according to the delivery route schedule as determined by the supervisor. Demonstrate high standards of customer service. Communicate frequently with peers, supervisors, and others.
-- Operate a commercial motor vehicle in compliance with DOT and DFA rules, regulations and policies adhering to all safety practices -- Deliver pre-ordered or unscheduled (special orders) products to customers (schools, grocery stores, nursing homes, etc.) according to route schedule and customer delivery expectations (e.g., put deliveries inside coolers and walk-ins) in a safe and timely manner -- Follow designated routes and schedules unless otherwise directed by supervisory personnel. Report delivery delays to management due to road conditions, accidents or breakdowns -- Based on route design, load and unload product as required at designated stops (manually with hook, 2-wheel cart and/or pallet jack); may include stocking, rotating, and/or ordering of product (varies from route to route) -- Collect empty cases -- Provide merchandising support based on customer requirements and promote the addition and sales of new products if appropriate -- Communicate effectively and maintain good relations with customers, resolve customer complaints, and report any problems to the driver supervisor or manager -- Ensure and/or perform proper maintenance on assigned vehicles and equipment used (tires, fuel, oil check, etc.) and maintain a clean vehicle -- Ensure load is properly secured prior to travel and at each stop and make adjustments when needed -- Complete all daily paperwork fully and correctly each day. Complete DOT and customer paperwork including delivery tickets, pre and post trip inspections, driver logs, trip records, and vehicle service reports -- Submit all customer paperwork and deposits daily, including invoices, load orders, and handheld reports -- Ensure sufficient route inventory levels to meet customer demands while adhering to account inventory control and company distribution procedures; document condition of freight before departure -- Attend all driver workshops and training sessions -- Use company supported applications or systems properly -- Represent DFA positively and professionally at all times during interactions with customers or other individuals -- The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as requiredEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE -- High School Diploma or equivalent -- Up to 2 years of experience driving a straight truck or pup truck, within the last 5 years preferred -- Must meet minimum age requirements -- Must meet DFA requirements for Motor Vehicle Records -- Must meet all DOT requirements -- Certification and/or License - valid CDL Class B/Class B with Air Brake endorsement
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES -- Knowledge of DOT procedures, rules, and requirements -- Skill with math for calculating load size and recording accurate volume/weight measurements -- Customer service skills -- Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing -- Able to contribute to the positive performance behaviors through personal example -- Able to be proactive in seeking solutions and taking appropriate steps to solve problems -- Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork -- Able to be punctual, follow directions, and meet deadlines -- Able to interpret and apply company policies -- Able to adapt and manage to change effectively -- Able to perform task and duties with minimal supervision -- Able to take initiative in performing job -- Good organization and record keeping skills -- Must be able to read, write and speak English
An Equal Opportunity EmployerEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, McAllen , Driver (class B), Professions , Mcallen, Texas

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