Local Driver Job Description

Local Driver Job Description

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Local driver provides pallet count and weight to the department Supervisor and/or Manager for shipment processing.

Local Driver Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Warehouse- Perform any combination of tasks to receive, store, and distribute material, tools and/or equipment, and production stock within the establishment
Occasional lifting of 50+ lbs
Makes deliveries outside of regular route to provide customers with product
Additional duties as required by the branch to meet business objectives
Wearing a respirator may be required while performing certain functions of this job
Drivers will pick up waste oil from automobile dealerships, quick change oil companies, garages, fleet maintenance companies
The schedule for this position will fluctuate with a start time of 3am-6am with an expected 10-12 hour shift Monday-Friday
Mostly local as territory includes New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
Works an average of 50 – 60 hours per week
Perform duties to inspect shipment prior to loading for proper packing or wrapping

Local Driver Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Local Driver

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HZMT, TANKER, AIRBRAKE, CDL

Education for Local Driver

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the local driver job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Master's Degree in Education, General Education, Technology, Technical, Business/Administration, Engineering, Supervision, Computer, English, Math

Skills for Local Driver

Desired skills for local driver include:

Pallet package
Truck components in order to complete pre- and post-trip inspections
DOT regulations
Tractor/truck mechanics and maintenance
Department of Transportation law and mandates and understanding of UNFI’s safety standards
Colors and pallet package

Desired experience for local driver includes:

Minimum of 2 years of tractor trailer driving experience or 1 year experience with proof of graduation from an accredited commercial driving school
Preference will be given to individuals holding a Class B CDL
Factory, Manufacturing or other work experience where mechanical or handwork was necessary is preferred, such as laborer, machinist, assembly, bindery, mechanic, warehouse
Previous route experience preferred
Minimum 2 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
Must have a minimum of a Class 5 Full license

Local Driver Examples


Local Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of local driver. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for local driver
  • Perform Sit down/Stand up Lift truck related duties for loading/unloading trailers
  • Be able to train others or replacement employees
  • Work with supervision to correct problems that rise during shift
  • Be able to treat all customers, and other persons, in a courteous, friendly, professional manner
  • Inspect vehicle(s) for any safety or operational defects using , maintenance and safety checklists and ensuring emergency equipment is in proper working order
  • Participate daily in the Daily Visual Management (DVM) process
  • Report all accidents and injuries, regardless of severity
  • Pick up equipment as directed
  • Make and assume other duties and responsibilities required or assigned by management
  • Adhere to guest check-in and check-out procedures pertaining to luggage handling
Qualifications for local driver
  • Must be able to communicate with fellow employees and supervision
  • Must be willing to work in a fast paced, computer system process in a team-oriented environment
  • Organized, Friendly, attention to detail
  • Continually learn the tools of our warehouse management system (BMS) and to intelligently understand our order processing operations
  • Able to follow safety regulations
  • Preferred experience with - Peddle run style driving/trips

Local Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a local driver. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for local driver
  • Guide the guest to the Front Desk
  • Be familiar with hotel layout and memorize the preferred route for escorting guests
  • Drive the resident to the villa in accordance with hotel standards
  • Learn and use names of guests, especially repeat and long staying guests
  • Assist guests of the hotel with the parking and delivery of their vehicles
  • Issue parking coupons to guests who require such service
  • When parking a vehicle, ensure that it is properly locked
  • Drive Guest in a Hotel car in a safely manner
  • Keep Hotel car clean and in a good repair
  • Be able to drive a buggy
Qualifications for local driver
  • Pass the Federal Highway Safety Administration, U.S DOT physical examination and pre-employment drug test
  • Pass company driver’s road test
  • Must not have had his/her license revoked or suspended within the past five (5) years
  • No moving violation within the past twelve (12) months
  • No felony convictions or have any felony charges pending
  • Agree to have a check of past driving record

Local Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a local driver. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for local driver
  • Recharge the buggy at the end of each shift
  • Carry out any reasonable request of your supervisors
  • Deliver product in box truck
  • Act as backup driver to Over-the-road driver when necessary
  • Work in warehouse when not driving
  • Operate up to a 53 foot tractor-trailer in a variety of conditions including highway, urban and rural driving in a safe and efficient manner Timely delivery of merchandise to customers which may include manual unloading
  • Maintains safe operation and clean appearance by complying with organization operational policies, procedures and standards, state and local driving rules and regulations
  • Comply with state, federal, and local regulations company policies and procedures
  • May be required to lift and/or carry up to 65 pounds as needed
  • Operates Class B straight truck on established route selling company products such as oil, lubricants, absorbents and wipers servicing their parts cleaning equipment to meet customers’ industrial and automotive needs
Qualifications for local driver
  • Not have been convicted of a D.W.I
  • Posses a valid (CDL) Commercial Drivers License - Class A – with tanker endorsement
  • Warehouse or Driving experience preferred
  • Must have good communication / relationship skills with drivers, Vendors, customers and suppliers
  • Must have a valid Class A CDL with a minimum of 2 years verifiable Class A experience
  • Manual shift driving experience a plus

Local Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a local driver. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for local driver
  • Drive truck to deliver and pick up portable toilets to current and future customers
  • Ability to read routes and service each customer identified on the sheet or assigned by the dispatcher
  • Completing a safety check at the beginning and end of each shift by inspecting vehicles for mechanical and safety issues and performing preventative maintenance as needed
  • Transporting finished goods and raw materials over land to and from manufacturing plants and distribution centers
  • Planning routes safely and efficiently with considerations for weather and road closures in order to meet delivery schedules
  • Documenting and logging work and rest periods and miles spent driving and keeping track of fuel and toll receipts
  • Complying with truck driving rules and regulations (size, weight, route designations, parking and break periods) with company policies and procedures
  • Maneuvering trucks into loading or unloading positions
  • Collecting and verify delivery instructions
  • Assisting with loading and unloading of product while regularly lifting up to 50Lbs
Qualifications for local driver
  • Must be able to manually lift roofing materials (75-100 lbs) from a pallet onto a conveyor belt
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a 'clear' driving record for the past (3) years is required
  • Must be passionate about working with children and serving the community
  • Delivery experience preferred but not required
  • 1+ years of route driving experience preferred
  • Class B CDL with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements are preferred

Local Driver Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a local driver. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for local driver
  • Pickup and delivery of hazardous and non-hazardous materials
  • Be part of a team providing site support services
  • Learn the Environmental, Safety, and Transportation regulatory requirements on the job and in the classroom
  • Perform all DOT required vehicle inspections, including pre- and post-trip inspections
  • Complete your own paperwork including manifests, job paperwork, and bills of lading
  • Respond to customer service calls
  • Dig up septic lids, run jetter equipment, carry heavy 3 inch hose
  • Troubleshoot drain or septic problems and provide services needed
  • Conduct pre and post trip vehicle inspections to ensure safe and efficient operation of vehicles and equipment
  • Invoice customers and properly submit legible logs and records
Qualifications for local driver
  • Route Sales experience is preferred
  • Previous route/sales experience a plus
  • Ability to at times perform heavy lifting, pushing or pulling objects over 50 pounds, bending and stooping. 
  • Hazardous endorsement preferred
  • Chemistry or hazardous material knowledge preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year verifiable experience

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