Driver Associate - Class A CDL

United Distributors, Inc. | Savannah, GA

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Posted Date 2/13/2020
Description

THIS POSITION WORKS DAILY OUT OF OUR SAVANNAH, GEORGIA LOCATION.

The CDL Driver is responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of products to customers in a manner that meets customer requirements.  He or she will load and unload the products from the vehicle and verify contents against shipping invoices or inventories.  Most importantly and without exception, the driver operates within the legal speed limits and in a safe fashion at all times.


The ideal candidate is 21 years or older and has a valid Class A CDL in this state. He or she must have a High School or Vocational Diploma or GED equivalent. The candidate has basic handheld computerized devices skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and is very reliable. He or she must be highly organized and self-motivated with strong customer service skills and must have the physical ability to perform the requirements of the job, which may include greater than average lifting.

 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 

 
  • Build and ensure excellent customer service by consistently delivering orders on time and in good condition and by acting in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Comply with all Department of Transportation standards and regulations and maintain a good driving record.
  • Unload and deliver products at assigned stops; verify count and condition of goods unloaded; and accurately report all overages, shortages, and breakage/damage.
  • Report customer needs and concerns to appropriate management and participate in delivering resolutions.
  • Complete pre-trip inspections before leaving the warehouse and post-trip inspections upon return to the warehouse and properly document all maintenance problems and defects in writing.
  • Maintain constant communication and collaboration with the sales and delivery departments to work together as a team.
  • Become familiar with United’s portfolio of brands.
  • Remain knowledgeable of and adhere to federal and state regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 

 
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • High School or Vocational Diploma or GED required
  • 1 to 3 years of direct experience in a similar position preferred
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in state of employment
  • Ability to secure and maintain auto-liability insurance in accordance with state laws
  • Clean driving record
  • Effective communication/collaboration skills required
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at a given time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Working knowledge of computers and computerized hand held devices
  • Attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Organization/Time Management
  • Positive Attitude
  • Knowledge of company and products
  • Commitment to company values
  • Results Driven (performance)
  • While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear, stand and walk, sit, reach with arms and hands, lift and carry, use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Safely operate a motor vehicle on assigned route stops
  • Able to perform greater than average lifting (50-150 lbs), with some overhead lifting required
  • Repeated lifting, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, including some kegs
  • Able to frequently climb or balance, kneel, or crouch
  • Some work in refrigerated area
  • Able to maintain very high proficiency and job standards while working in a non-temperature controlled environment that includes exposure to heat, high humidity, and inclement weather
  • Exposure to smoke and dust in certain accounts
  • Able to work in an environment with moderate to loud noise levels
  • Vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and ability to change focus
 
BENEFITS
 

 
  • 401K
  • Direct Deposit
  • Family-Feeling Work Environment
  • Long Term Disability & Life Insurance (Company paid)
  • Medical - Dental - Vision Healthcare
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
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