Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a leading asset-light freight and logistics company, providing less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload, intermodal and pool distribution services across the United States and in Canada. We are a highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues in excess of $1B annually. As an industry leader, we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.
Position: Cargo Handler
Forward Air is seeking capable and career-oriented individuals to work in our fast-paced shipping/dock operation. Our Cargo Handlers are responsible for loading and unloading freight on our trailers in a safe and timely manner. Frequent lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of freight are required. All necessary training and materials for this position are provided.
Core Responsibilities & Duties:
Responsible for the loading/unloading of 53 ft. commercial trailers and the operation of scanners
Use handheld scanners to efficiently track and maneuver freight through our distribution network
Accurately label boxes and prepare freight for shipment
Safely load and unload trailers by utilizing equipment such as hand trucks/pallets jack and forklifts
Must be able to obtain certification and safely operate forklift and other machinery as required
Verify documentation and condition of freight to assure quality standards are achieved
Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds
Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to ninety (90) pounds
Maintain a clean and safe working environment
Other duties as assigned
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Strong team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment
Must be flexible to work weekends and overtime as needed
Forklift and general freight handling knowledge is a plus
General computer skills - Microsoft Office, Outlook, AS400
Must be 18 or older
Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.