CDL Driver - Local Route, Raleigh, NC 2018-05-15

Empire Distributors Durham, NC
Job Description

This is a Local CDL Route servicing Durham, NC and surrounding areas. It will also include training as a fill in driver for the shuttle routes.


Safely drives truck with capacity of more than 3 tons, to transport materials to and from specified destinations, by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Conducts daily pre-trip inspection of any tractor, trailer or pod equipment prior to departing warehouse.

* Must insure pre-trip inspection reports are turned into management daily and that no truck with major operational safety issues are driven.

* Coordinates with night shift management to ensure units are loaded and that the load is secured as applicable

OBX loads - Assures last bins loaded are securely strapped or closed

Pod Loads - Assure last pod door is closed, locked and ready for transport

Pallet Loads - Driver must assure pallets are secure and stable for transport

* Safely drives truck to deliver loaded demountable pods and/or loaded straight trailer to appropriate branch location.

* Driver must Stage and dismount loaded pods at assigned location.

* Remounts and secures returning pods per proper procedure onto trailer.

* Delivers pods or loaded straight trailer to warehouse of origin to be loaded for next day deliveries, assuring all products to be returned and/or credited are returned to the warehouse daily.

* Performs routine maintenance on tractor and trailer which includes transporting to/from the servicing vendor location.

* Proficient in the use of telematics devices; to include, but not limited to delivery routes and driver logs.

* Maintains all applicable DOT paperwork and documentation as required.

* Uses electronic devices to accurately and consistently record start and stop times on our time clock device assuring hours of service are recorded and remain in compliance with DOT Regulations

* Coordinates emergency repairs and/or service with applicable vendors while communicating with management

* All service and/or repairs must be approved by management prior to being scheduled

* Communicate with management any and all deviations to the normal job responsibilities

* Completes training assignments by management in a timely manner, including but not limited to Worklete and Pro-Tread

* Performs job essential duties and responsibilities while being monitored via DriveCam

* Willing and able to work with or around all products that may be ordered by our customer.

* Follows all safety guidelines and procedures as outlined by the company and by management.

* Other duties as assigned by Transportation Manager

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must maintain a valid Class A driers license. Must meet requirements to receive and maintain Department of Transportation (DOT) Card at the time of physical examination. Must be eligible to obtain and maintain valid state Alcohol Beverage Commission (ABC) permit. Empire Driver Training Program completion required on an ongoing basis including but not limited to Worklete and Pro-Tread

Sustainment of these licenses and certificates is one condition of continued employment.

Computer skills

Basic computer skills to include internet based program completions.


Empire is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace. I understand that if I am hired, my employment will be for no definite period, regardless of the period of payment of my wages. I further understand that I am employed on an "at-will" basis which means that I have the right to terminate my employment at anytime with or without notice, and the Company has the same right. No one other than the President of the Company has authority to modify this relationship or make any agreement to the contrary. Any such modification or agreement must be in writing, signed by the President.

I understand that if I am hired this application and all supporting documents will become part of my permanent employee record.

I understand that the company reserves the right to require me to submit to a drug test at any time and also reserves the right to require me to submit to an alcohol test and/or medical examination to the extent permitted by law. I understand that the Company may contact my previous employers and I authorize those employers to disclose to the Company all records and other information pertinent to my employment with them, whether favorable or unfavorable. I also authorize the Company to provide truthful information concerning my employment with it to my future prospective employers and I agree to hold it harmless for providing such information.

By submitting this application, I certify that all information that I provide on this application and in any interview will be true, complete and accurate. I understand if I am employed and any such information is later found to be false, incomplete or misleading in any respect, I may be discharged.