Norfolk, Nebraska

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) is a retailer-owned cooperative serving over 3,000 retail member stores with a complete assortment of grocery, fresh meat, fresh produce, specialty foods, health care, and general merchandise items. Through an extensive distribution network and nine distribution centers, AWG and its subsidiaries deliver in over 28 states. In addition to its cooperative wholesale operations, the company also operates subsidiary companies which provide real estate and supermarket development services, digital marketing services, and is a wholesale supply provider of health and beauty care, general merchandise, specialty/international foods and pharmaceutical supply. If you have a passion for retail, the drive to succeed in a fast-paced industry, we can't wait for you to join the team! Make us your Best Choice!

Truck Driver Job Description

JOB FOCUS:

The truck driver may deliver groceries to retail grocery stores in a multi state region, following appropriate safety procedures when transporting goods, and all Federal and State laws. Will coordinate with the warehouse and the customer to provide excellent customer service.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Will operate a tractor trailer to transport product from one destination to another and returns with either the original trailer or a drop trailer.

* Inspects Tractor-Trailer for defects before and after trips and submits a report indicating the results of this inspection.

* Maintains a drivers’ log in accordance with DOT regulations and complies with Federal rules and regulations.

* Check all load related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate.

* Obtain receipts or signatures when loads are delivered.

* Maneuver trucks into loading positions, following signals from loading crew as needed; check that the vehicle position is correct and any special loading equipment is properly positioned.

* Will transport product to location, then assist with unloading product manually or with the use of material handling equipment.

* Report accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles or trailers immediately.

* Safety: Promote a safe work environment ensuring that all department employees are adhering to OSHA and company safety policies. Accident prevention must be considered an inseparable part of everyday operations. Set safety goals annually as part of the career/personal development plan and develop action plans to achieve those goals.

* Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

COMPETENCIES:

* Must live within 65 miles of the warehouse.

* Have a Class A CDL, clean driving record and insurable driver

* Minimum 100,000 over the road miles with tractor/trailer

* Insurable, safe driver with good driving record

* Provide outstanding customer service during delivery and pickup operations

* Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handing of materials.

* The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

* Ability to communicate with people outside the organization, representing the Company to customers, and other external sources in a professional manner.

* A driver may be asked to perform job duties as specified by their supervisor.

* Maintain all required certifications required by DOT and OSHA and company safety programs

* Must meet attendance requirements.

* Ability to hear and respond to safety horns, intercom system and voice communication systems

* Ability to identify and sequence numbers correctly.

* Ability to see details at close range and at a distance.

* Ability to think, reason and concentrate.

* Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

* Ability to speak, read and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication

with supervisors, employees, and customers, based on the assumption that such individuals can only

speak and understand English.

* Must be reliable, responsible and dependable, and able to meet requirements of the position.

* Ability to work in high places as required by job duties.

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ESSENTIAL JOB SKILLS:

* Able to perform simple mathematical calculations.

* Applies knowledge of commercial driving regulations and skill in maneuvering said vehicle in difficult situations.

* Dependable –must provide on-time delivery

* Must be able to unload product once it has been delivered. Able to unload and lift cases weighing up to 100 pounds.

* Ability to operate and maintain equipment in a safe manner at all times

* Must be able to work in severe weather conditions; both heat and cold

* Requires prolonged sitting and driving

* Ability to make overnight runs as required by shipping needs

* Unloading consists of the following:

The average frequency of cases weigh 20 pounds, frequently cases could weigh 30 pounds, occasionally 50 pounds and rarely 100 pounds.. Considerable physical unloading will occur on track unload stores. Pallet unload stores will still require some physical unloading. In most situations the driver will be required to crank the dollies down on the trailer, unhook from that trailer to complete the trip.

HOURS: Drivers are based on a 51 hour work week with overtime possible. Pay is $25.70 per hour.

Norfolk, Nebraska

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) is the nation's largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, serving over 1,100 member companies and over 3,000 locations throughout 28 states from 8 full-line wholesale divisions. The consolidated sales for AWG are approximately $9.7 billion. In addition to its cooperative wholesale operations, the company also operates subsidiary companies which provide certain real estate and supermarket development services, print and digital marketing services, and health and beauty care, general merchandise, specialty/international foods and pharmaceutical products.

As part of the AWG family, you'll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package. In addition to vacation and holiday pay, we provide a number of extras, which include promoting overall wellness. 

Some of our benefits include: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Dependent Care Dlexible Spending Account
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday and Sick Time
  • 401(k)
  • Tutition Reimbursement
  • Basic and Supplemental Life and AD&D
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Wellness Programs

 

 

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