This position is designed to develop individuals who want to become DOT drivers but do not have the required license or tractor/trailer experience. A primary requirement of this program is that the individual must obtain a CDLPermit within two months of entering into the program.
Upon successful completion of the driver training program, the expectation is to promote the trainee to a DOT Route Service Associate.
Must learn to be proficient in performing delivery duties while maintaining a good safety record.
Must have a sense of urgency while learning to deliver product along assigned routes consisting of multiple stops with various levels of difficulty
Must be able to read customer invoices to determine items to be moved, gathered, distributed and delivered
Must be able to learn to use electronic equipment such as Xata on board computer and hand held scanners
Must learn and adhere to the rules which are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Must learn to maintain accuracy of delivered product with no damage due to mishandling
Obey traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures
Must learn how to conduct safety inspection of vehicle in compliance with DOT and FMCSR guidelines and learn to check fluid levels daily, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights and brakes in order to ensure that vehicles are in proper/safe working condition
Must learn to articulate and report all mechanical problems encountered with vehicles
Learn to maintain records such Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports and Driver Hours of Service Logs in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Regulations
Report delays, accidents or other traffic and transportation situations to transportation management
Must become proficient with Smith Systems Defensive Driver Training
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Commitment to Ben E. Keith company principles and standards
Must be at least 21 years old
Must have a valid Driver License
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing good customer service, including needs assessment and meeting quality standards for services
Must have good communication skills
Must be well organized
Must be able to multi-task assignments and have the willingness to learn new processes
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Must have good mathematical skills
Must be proficient with a personal computer
Drug Screen and Physical will be required.
All successful applicants must share a commitment to Ben E. Keith's goals and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results oriented environment. In exchange we offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.
We have sought to create an environment in which the contributions of each employee at Ben E. Keith are fully valued. This means more than simply treating one another with respect; it also means giving full consideration to how all our people who have many diverse racial, cultural, and social backgrounds can positively impact the quality of the decisions we make about our business.
Here at Ben E. Keith we recognize that our workforce reflects the increasingly diverse nature of our society, and we want to do all we can to take advantage of that diversity with both our external and internal customers. We believe our differences are also our strengths, and we want to do all we can to use those strengths to find more creative solutions for the business challenges we face. Ben E. Keith is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Ben E. Keith is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals.VEVRAA
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