• Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Based on experience

The CDL Truck driver services Ridgefield Supply accounts delivering products and materials on a timely basis to job sites, including loading and unloading trucks. The driver is responsible for all trip activities (outbound and inbound), paperwork, customer communications and disposition of materials on and off their vehicles.

Responsibilities

  • Efficient, safe operation of trucks and loads to and from customers or other assigned locations.
  • Accurately load and unload building materials on and off trucks and carry materials onto job sites.
  • Utmost compliance with all applicable federal D.O.T. and state D.M.V. regulations and guidelines.
  • Use personal protective equipment as required.
  • Pre-trip and post-trip inspections and daily monitoring of vehicle safety and operating features. These may include, but are not limited to; straps, fluid levels, lighting, brake operation, hydraulic equipment where equipped, engine and drive-train performance, doors, and tire condition.
  • To represent Ridgefield Supply Co. in a professional, courteous manner by calling customers before delivery, while at any customers job site or out in public in general.
  • Timely, accurate completion and disposition of all necessary paperwork. This includes, but is not limited to; packing slips, trip tickets, driver’s logs, etc.
  • Compliance with applicable Federal [OSHA], State, and Company safety policies and regulations.
  • Efficient and safe operation of forklifts.
  • Vehicle housekeeping as well as the regular monitoring and filling of basic fluid levels such as oils and washer fluid and the greasing of various mechanisms.

Qualifications

Physical Requirements

  • Requires physical capability to climb in and out of, sit in, and drive a truck for extended periods and distances during a full daily shift.
  • Must possess mental capacity to deal with various traffic situations in a safe and courteous manner and to formulate trip plans based upon current trip assignments.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying including overhead lifting, weight vary from 50 lbs. to 150 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb in and out of truck cabs as well as onto the back-cargo area for loading and unloading of materials. Includes climbing stairs at various customer locations.
  • Requires visual acuity to properly inspect truck fluid levels, mechanisms and systems, as well as for collecting and filling out required paperwork.
  • Requires sufficient physical attributes to attain and adhere to D.O.T. and CT. D.M.V. licenses’, regulations, and policies.
  • Must be able to visually inspect and identify materials as they are being loaded or unloaded.
  • Requires the ability to climb onto a forklift and operate hand and foot controls while driving.
  • Must be capable of twisting, bending, pushing, pulling while loading and unloading trucks.

Job Requirements:

  • Must possess the certification and demonstrated ability to properly drive a CDL truck.
  • Requires the ability to properly operate a forklift.
  • Requires basic English reading and comprehension. Must be able to write legibly in English when filling out driver’s logs, packing slips, etc.
  • Effective communication skills are necessary as well as the ability to present oneself in a courteous and professional manner in public, at any customer job sites and at Ridgefield Supply.
  • Ability to accurately and effectively follow written directions (operational and driving) when making a delivery.
  • Requires basic knowledge of vehicle systems and features and demonstrated ability to regularly monitor to factory specifications.

Work Environment:

  • Driving duties are performed in general traffic conditions (parking lots, roadways, highways) in all weather (rain, snow, dusty, hot, cold).
  • Loading and Unloading duties occur in all weather conditions as well.
  • At the customers and Ridgefield Supply, the material handling may be done at customer job sites that may be heavy in forklift, pedestrian, and possible material handler activity.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position, and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

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