US Foods Backhaul Driver - CDL A - in Salem, Virginia
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The backhaul driver position drives a tractor trailer or tandem intra-state for the
purpose of delivering various products (meats, produce, frozen foods, groceries, dry
goods, equipment and supplies) to vendor and company drop-off sites. Returns empty
trailer(s) to the distribution center in a safe and timely manner.
Must have a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class A issued by the state of legal
residence with the necessary endorsements and be DOT qualified. Double Endorsement
License preferred. Ability to operate manual transmission preferred. All functions
must be completed in a safe and timely manner and in accordance with Department of
Transportation (DOT) regulations.
May also be called upon to do duties of Delivery Driver or Shuttle Driver.
Perform all pre-trip responsibilities including obtaining and reviewing driver itinerary, moving tractors to the loading dock to attach the preloaded trailers, verify freight on truck and verify required trailer temperatures, and performing pre-trip safety check inspections of trucks and trailers according to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
Drive to vendor locations and company drop-off sites and deliver products according to predetermined routes and stay within DOT hours of service (HOS) regulations. Use electronic time keeping system to log in time at customer site.
Visually survey Vendor and Company distribution centers during the approach to determine hazards.
Return tractor and trailer to division when route is completed.
Perform all post-trip responsibilities: unloading damaged goods and customer returns and completing paperwork as necessary; performing safety checks on the truck and trailer; fuel (as required by the division); unhooking and securing trailer; parking and securing tractor and hand truck; completing Department of Transportation (DOT) logs (electronic or manual as required) and company vehicle maintenance reports (DVIR) and reconciling these with the appropriate company representative as required.
Attend all required company meetings and adhere to all safety practices and company policies.
Follow distribution center shift times and continue until the work is completed within DOT HOS regulations. Some Holiday, Saturday, Sunday, and overnight deliveries may be required.
Must satisfactorily complete all company mandated trainings and assessments.
Education/Training: High School Diploma/GED preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations. Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide) preferred for instances when driver may be called to do Delivery Driver job.
Must have a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class A issued by the state of legal residence with the necessary endorsements and be DOT qualified. Double Endorsement License preferred.
Minimum six months over the road commercial driving experience required or three months with a beverage delivery company or as a foodservice delivery representative required. Experience delivering food products preferred.
Register to the FMCSA Clearinghouse: You must be registered, or be willing to register, to the FMCSA Clearinghouse as required by the Department of Transportation. Registering to the FMCSA Clearinghouse is a requirement by the Department of Transportation. All Drivers are required to the Clearinghouse website and register to the new database. The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that provides real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations. If you have not registered to the FMCSA database, please note registration is required. Please visit https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/register and click GO to login. If you are able to log into login, but are having trouble with the Clearinghouse registration, see “Clearinghouse Help” field on the clearinghouse page.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be able to use, or learn to use, all equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) i.e. XATA, POD, and tools used to perform the job. Must be able to perform all job functions safely. Must be able to work the scheduled/assigned times and required overtime for the position. Must know/have ability to learn material safety data sheet information regarding all material used within the scope of the work. Must be able to perform coupling procedures for the Tractor/Trailer. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must successfully complete the DOT written examination for drivers and pass a controlled substance abuse screening test. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, including applying tire chains if needed. Must adhere to all safety practices and company policies.
No more than two convictions in the past three year period for traffic violations. No more than one of these may be a serious (as defined by DOT) violation or result of an accident - company or private vehicle; No DUI convictions within past three years, regardless of type of vehicle operated; no driver's license suspension within past three years (insurance and overweight tickets are excluded); and no termination by previous employer for failure to comply with safety regulations or for accident involvement.
Work Environment: May spend significant amounts of time out-of-doors, exposed to potentially difficult environmental conditions.
May be subject to irregular work schedules, temperature and weather extremes, long trips, short notice for assignment of a trip, tight delivery schedules, delays en route and other stresses and fatigue related to driving a large commercial motor vehicle on crowded streets and highways in all kinds of weather.
Must spend the majority of working time in the truck, exposed to noise and vibration levels which may be higher than those typically experienced in passenger cars.
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We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.
US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .
US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit www.usfoods.com to learn more.
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