Driver in Training

PFG Customized - Lebanon, TN (30+ days ago)2.4


Lebanon, Tennessee (TN)

Full Time

1st Shift

Company Description

PFG Customized Distribution meets the special needs of some of America’s most recognized national chain restaurants, including Cracker Barrel, TGI Friday’s, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster and Ruby Tuesday. Providing customized attention and a centralized contact for product lines, menu changes and account coordination, PFG Customized Distribution serves customers across the United States and in more than 40 countries.

Job Description

Learns to and gains experience to drive a tractor trailer and/or straight truck on intrastate and interstate routes for the purpose of delivering and/or unloading various food and food related products to customers in a safe and timely manner and in accordance with
Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Routes may be local, over the road (OTR), shuttles and/or overnight. Functions as
a team member within the department and organization, as required, and performs any duty assigned to best serve the company.

Attends and successfully completes PFG Driver Trainee Dock to Driver Training Program as required. Perform “pre-trip safety check”
inspection of truck and trailer according to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations; inspect cab and trailer to insure they
meet company quality standards and take appropriate action as needed.

Perform count check of items and check customer invoices of products that have been loaded. Check and complete in an accurate
and in legible fashion all the required paper work associated with freight. Move tractor to the loading dock and attach preloaded trailer
as needed.

Rides-with, assists with deliveries as required. Drive to and deliver customer orders according to a predetermined route and delivery
schedule.

Unload products from the trailer transport items into designated customer storage areas. Perform damage control checks on items
and contact supervisor about removing orders according to company policy. Verify delivery of items with customer and obtain proper
signatures. Collect money (cash or checks) where required. Load customer returns on to trailer and secure trailer doors.

Unload damaged goods and customer returns at the driver check-in dock and complete necessary paperwork. Unload pallets,
insulated blankets, Power Walker / Hand carts and remove trash from trailers as required.

Complete daily record of hours of service and enter in log in accordance with Federal DOT, state and company requirements.
Perform “post trip safety check” on the vehicle, secure tractor and trailer and / or “Red Tag” for repair or maintenance as needed.

Perform general housekeeping duties in cab, loading dock area and keep trailers clear and clean as required. At the end of the shift
secure all equipment and complete all necessary paperwork.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Required Education:
High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent Experience

Required Experience:
Promotion from within: 1 year of service in good
standing as outlined in the PFG Driver Trainee Dock to Driver Training Program

Able to attain CDL Permit; DOT Health Card; Clean motor vehicle record (MVR).

Preferred Education:
High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent Experience

Preferred Experience: 6 - 12 Months
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) A or B;
commercial driving experience within foodservice industry.

Preferred Professional Certification(s): OSHA Forklift operator or MHE certificate.

DivisionPFG Customized
Job Category

Operations