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Truck Driver at Universal Forest Products, Inc.

Truck Driver

Universal Forest Products, Inc. Chaffee, NY (Onsite) Full-Time
Join our operations team where you will be influential in shaping our business strategy and ensuring we have the most effective operations. Be your own boss by creating your own career path and pushing your professional limits. Job Summary Truck Driver is responsible for the operation of commercial vehicles in excess of 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight, to deliver goods to customers and operations, and to pick up material from vendors and other operations. Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Safely drives on the road delivering products in various weather conditions
• Completes pre-trip and post-trip inspection sheets
• Inspects equipment to ensure safe operating conditions - checks oil and fuel prior to leaving the yard
• Secures load and/or inspects load to ensure has been properly secured
• Performs duties consistent with all applicable safety, DOT and Company rules
• Conducts preventive maintenance to truck and ensures truck is clean
• Maintains appropriate driving records, logs, and shipping documents as required
• Maintains radio/telephone and EOB Electronic On-Board System contact with base or supervisor to receive instructions or to be dispatched to new locations
• Verifies shipping documents for accuracy, and obtains customer's signature on paperwork upon delivery
• Completes paperwork as required
• May operate a forklift to load/unload trailers as required
• Follows forklift rules and policies as described by Company policy
• Completes training as required by management
• Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings
• Performs other duties as required
• Qualifications
• Must be 21 years of age
• Minimum 12th grade basic education completed
• Minimum 1 year of experience driving a commercial vehicle in excess of 26,000 lbs. Preferable 3 to 5 years of experience driving a commercial vehicle
• Working knowledge of vehicle parts, and how to handle minor repairs to ensure equipment is in proper operating conditions
• Required to have a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License
• Successful completion of forklift driver licensing process The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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