Delivery Driver - SY Birmingham, AL

US Foods, Inc. Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

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The delivery driver position drives a tractor trailer or smaller when needed, provides excellent customer service and uses a hand truck or two-wheeler on metal truck ramps to manually unload various products (meats, produce, frozen foods, groceries, dry goods, equipment and supplies) at customer drop-off sites. Returns the empty trailer to the distribution center.

Must have a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A issued by the state of legal residence with the necessary endorsements and be DOT qualified. Ability to operate manual transmission preferred. All functions must be completed in a safe and timely manner and in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

May also be called upon to perform duties of Backhaul or Shuttle Driver.


Perform all pre-trip responsibilities including but not limited to: obtaining and

reviewing driver itinerary, checking route numbers and account numbers for assigned

deliveries, counting items and checking customer invoices of products that have been

loaded, moving tractors to the loading dock to attach the preloaded trailers,

completing required trailer temperature checks and performing pre-trip safety check

inspections of trucks and trailers according to Department of Transportation (DOT)


Drive to and deliver customer orders to meet the scheduled customer times and

maintain adequate productivity rate to meet delivery schedules. Use electronic time

keeping system to log in time at customer site.

Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skills in maneuvering vehicle at varying

speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather or in tight

loading dock areas.

Visually survey customer's site during the approach to determine hazards.

Unload products from the trailer with a hand truck or by hand and place items in

designated customer storage areas.

Verify delivery and pick up of correct items with customer and obtain proper signatures. Collect

money (cash or checks) where required. Contact distribution center management for

authorization of invoice discrepancies and communicate all errors and returns.

As requested by management, drive backhauls which requires picking up product from

vendors and bring back to warehouse for receiving while staying within DOT Hours of

Service (HOS) regulations.

As requested by management, drive shuttles which requires moving loaded trailers

containing various food products, equipment and supplies and empty trailers to and

from remote dispatch sites while staying within DOT Hours of Service (HOS)


Return tractor and trailer to distribution center when route is completed.

Perform all post-trip responsibilities including but not limited to: unloading damaged

goods, customer returns and completing necessary paperwork; performing safety

checks on the truck and trailer, unhooking and securing the trailer; fueling (as

required by the distribution center); parking and securing the tractor and hand truck;

completing DOT logs (electronic or manual as required) and company vehicle

maintenance reports (DVIR) and reconcile these with the appropriate company

representative as required.

Attend all required company meetings and adhere to all safety practices and company


Follow distribution center shift times and continue until the work is completed within

DOT HOS regulations. Some Holiday, Saturday, Sunday, and overnight deliveries may

be required.

Must satisfactorily complete all company mandated trainings and assessments including

US Foods Driver Onboarding program.

  • EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*



Internal: Transportation Supervisors, Transportation Manager, and Transportation

Administration and Fleet Maintenance personnel. The incumbent is required to interact with employees at all levels of responsibility throughout the company in a professional manner.

External: The incumbent is required to interact with customers in a professional manner.



  • High School Diploma/GED preferred.

  • Must have a Class A CDL license

  • Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations. Must have basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and ability to work with money collected from customers to ensure the amount collected matches the invoiced amount.

Related Experience/Requirements:

  • Minimum six months commercial driving experience or three months foodservice or food and beverage delivery experience required. Experience delivering food products preferred.


  • Must be able to use or learn to use, all equipment, global positioning systems (GPS) i.e. XATA, POD, and tools used to perform the job.

    Must be able to perform all job functions safely. Must be able to work the scheduled/assigned times and required overtime for the position. Must know/have ability to learn safety data sheet information regarding all material used within the scope of the work.

    Must be able to perform coupling procedures for the Tractor/Trailer. Must have excellent customer service skills. Must successfully complete the DOT written examination for drivers and pass a controlled substance abuse screening test.

    Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, including applying tire chains if needed. Must adhere to all safety practices and company policies. Ability to operate manual transmission preferred.

  • No more than two convictions in the past two-year period for traffic violations. No more than one of these may be a serious as defined by DOT (e.g., leaving scene of an accident, reckless driving, homicide/assault, eluding police, at fault offense, refusing a breathalyzer test, committing a felony with a vehicle) violation or result of an accident - company or private vehicle; No DUI convictions within past three years, regardless of type of vehicle operated; no driver's license suspension within past three years (insurance and overweight tickets are excluded); and no termination by previous employer for failure to comply with safety regulations or for accident involvement.

Work Environment:

  • May spend significant amounts of time out-of-doors, exposed to potentially difficult environmental conditions.

    May be subject to irregular work schedules, temperature and weather extremes, long trips, short notice for assignment of a trip, tight delivery schedules, delays en-route and other stresses and fatigue related to driving a large commercial motor vehicle on crowded streets and highways in all kinds of weather. Must spend most of the working time in the truck, exposed to noise and vibration levels which may be higher than those typically experienced in passenger cars.

Physical Requirements:
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  • Must be able to pass DOT physical. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions.

    Must be able to sit and remain alert while driving for an extended period. Must be able to enter and exit the vehicle's cab multiple times a day. Cab floor level is generally at least 36 inches to 66 inches above ground level, with entry and exit achieved with the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds; also requires occasional bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, crouching and balancing. Must be able to perform the following physical activities for described length of time:


FREQUENTLY: 34% - 66%

CONTINUOUSLY: 67% - 100%

1.STAND Frequently
2.WALK Frequently
3.DRIVE Frequently
4.SIT Frequently


1.1-10 lbs. (Sedentary) Occasionally
2.10-20 lbs. (Light) Frequently
3.25-50 lbs. (Medium) Frequently
4.50-100 lbs. (Heavy) Occasionally
5.Over 100 lbs. (Very Heavy) Occasionally


1.1-10 lbs. (Sedentary) Occasionally
2.10-20 lbs. (Light) Occasionally
3.20-50 lbs. (Medium) Occasionally
4.50-100 lbs. (Heavy) Occasionally
5.Over 100 lbs. (Very Heavy) Never

1.Push/pull Frequently e.g.: Hand truck, gate, straps, metal ramp,

truck door, dolly, boxes, truck gear shift
2.Climb/balance Frequently e.g.: In/Out Truck/Trailer (2 vertical step 12"

and 20") to cab. On/Off ramp to ground level and side door

steps (6) and Platform of trailer. Stairs, truck and delivery

3.Stoop/squat Occasionally
4.Kneel/bend Occasionally
5.Bend Frequently
6.Reach above shoulder Occasionally
7.Grasp objects Frequently e.g.: Hand truck, boxes, cartons

Continuously - Steering wheel
8.Manipulate objects Frequently e.g.: Boxes, dolly, metal truck ramp, hand

truck, paper work, truck gate, straps

Continuously e.g.: truck gear shift
9.Twisting Frequently

  • EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*
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