The Regional Driver is responsible for driving semi-trailers from master depots to internal shuttle locations and ensuring that products are properly loaded and unloaded to DSD box trucks within designated delivery windows. This position typically returns to the master depot within the same day although some overnights may be required due to supply demands. Drive semi-trailers to scheduled shuttle or warehouse locations as directed. Move trucks into place for loading/unloading. Load and unload products from semi-trailers to route trucks while using assigned material handling equipment and dock plates. May also be required to move materials throughout facilities with the use of forklifts pallet jacks hoists cranes etc. Verify that semi trailer is carrying correct products and proper paperwork. Retrieve information on product codes part numbers quantities locations comments etc.via a computer or handheld device for route trucks in assigned areas. Complete a daily Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) and check the semi-trailer for mechanical and safety issues before and after trips as mandated by the DOT. Communicate and correct any pre or post trip non- compliant issues. Maintain a Daily Drivers Log and trip records in compliance of all DOT FMCSA and Company regulations and requirements. Deliver and pickup driver invoices from each route truck. Clean up and dispose of scrap bracing cardboard broken pallet wood shrink wrap and/or strapping and dispose in proper containers or designated areas. May also be required to pick up empty pallets and ensure that the route truck has the proper number of pallets for return trip. Comply with all other federal state local laws. Comply with all Company safety policies. Perform other yard duties and trips as assigned. Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent preferred Class A license Required Years of Related Experience: 3-5 years of related work experience Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Working knowledge of tractor/truck mechanics and maintenance; Excellent articulated vehicle backing skills; Basic computer skills with ability to use telematics system; Ability to fluently read write speak and understand the English language; Ability to read and follow road maps and abide by traffic laws; Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to sit for long periods of time; Ability to push or pull 300-500 lbs; Ability to work in various outdoor weather conditions; Ability and comfort working alone in remote locations. Must possess and retain a valid class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) May require airbrake endorsement; Must meet the Federal Department of Transportation eligibility requirements including appropriate driver's license and corresponding medical certification as a condition of employment for this position.