Central Garden & Pet Company

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CDL Driver Class A

at Central Garden & Pet Company

Posted: 9/15/2018
Job Reference #: 5133
Categories: Drivers
Keywords: delivery

Job Description

Our Pet Distribution Segment is searching for a CDL Driver Class A in our Dallas, TX location.  As a CDL Driver you must be dependable, responsible, and committed to the safe operation of your vehicle and to the safe and timely pickup and delivery of customer freight.

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA) is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets.  Please see our website at www.central.com for additional company information.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • Safe transport and delivery or pickup of goods that will typically be unloaded via the lift gate and electric pallet jack. Driver may be required to unload by hand occasionally.

  • Review delivery schedule to plan for trips including determining best route to arrive to appointments on a timely basis, while paying attention to hours of service regulations.

  • Inspect load to assure it is properly secured and all necessary freight and equipment is safely in place prior to departing each location.

  • Acquire all proper documentation related to each delivery including signatures and payment if terms indicate and return documentation daily to the Warehouse at close of the trip.

  • Conduct pre/post-trip truck and trailer inspections

  • Maintain truck in a clean and orderly fashion.

IDEAL CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES

  • Two years verifiable all-weather experience operating a tractor trailer and local/over the road experience.

  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License for interstate commerce.

  • Experience driving Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana highways and delivery areas preferred.

  • Experience with city driving in tight locations preferred.

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds occasionally.

  • Acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR); no tickets or accidents within the last 24 months preferred.

  • Must be customer service oriented and dependable

  • Good written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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