Yard Driver - Night - Ginsberg's Foods

Yard Driver – Night


  • Reports to work on time to prepare for the day’s work.
  • Responsible for moving trailers in and out of assigned loading dock doors.
  • In accordance with Ginsberg’s Foods policy and procedures, when necessary will conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections on tractors and trailers.
  • Drives in a safe and courteous manner, obeying all DOT requirements, traffic laws, logs and regulations.
  • When necessary, adheres to all company safety programs and practices to ensure personal safety and the protection of company vehicles and/or equipment.
  • Safely navigates various surfaces, temperature zones (dry, cooler, frozen), inclines, ramps, steps and stairs, while working in the yard, within the warehouse and on the equipment.
  • Interacts in a professional manner with all departments and vendors.
  • Maintain accuracy of yard management while communicating with Warehouse Manager or Warehouse Supervisor to enhance dock efficiency.
  • Communication of truck/trailer maintenance problems with the Transportation Manager, Transportation Supervisor, Warehouse Manager or Warehouse Supervisor.
  • Conducts daily outbound trailer inspections to include checking for product tampering, pest presence, trailer cleanliness and proper temperature settings.
  • Light mechanical maintenance of trucks, at times may have to shuttle trucks/trailers to vendors for repair.
  • Regularly verifies proper operation and temperatures of refrigeration units.
  • Cleaning of trucks.
  • Keep dock area neat and clean at all times
  • Various other responsibilities as assigned

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attends all driver and safety meetings as required.
  • When not driving, may be required to perform a variety of general maintenance tasks in and around the facility.
  • Unloads totes, pallets, returned and damaged products from truck onto dock.
  • Sweeps and washes trailers clean when necessary.
  • Fuels tractor and trailers, and checks all fluids, on a daily basis.
  • Performs other functions as required or directed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Current knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations required to possess a Class A CDL.
  • Ability to safely operate a tractor and trailer in accordance with all DOT regulations and traffic laws and regulations.
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move eighty (80) pounds.
  • Ability to successfully navigate stairs.
  • Ability to drive and work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Ability to obtain certification and operate company equipment necessary to unload trailers.
  • Ability to work long work hours when necessary (as governed by Federal Regulations).
  • Ability to successfully deliver product within strict deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively operate tractor on-board computer system.
  • Ability to read and understand paper maps and GPS for the purpose of navigation.
  • Ability to manage difficult or emotional customer situations and respond promptly to customer needs.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to accurately understand oral and written communication.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Punctuality and dependability.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Courtesy and tact.

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • Understand DOT Laws, Rules and Regulations Advanced
  • Flexible Schedule Intermediate
  • Ability to complete tasks at a fast-pace Advanced

Behaviors Required

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause
  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations Required

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers
  • Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe
  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Education Required

High School or better.

Experience Required

1 year: Experience operating a yard jockey or commercial driving experience

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