Route Driver
FDD - Denver, CO

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Responsible for operating a Straight Struck to deliver products to customers in an assigned route. The position involves loading, preordering, delivering, product accounting and other functions involved in servicing a variety of customers.
  • Deliver product to customers in an efficient, timely, courteous and accurate manner.
  • Ensure that all accounts are maintained according to the published schematics.
  • Secure and maintain distribution of all authorized company products.
  • Promote the addition and sales of new products.
  • Ensure sufficient route inventory levels to meet customer demands while adhering to account inventory control and company distribution procedures.
  • Submit all customer paperwork and deposits daily; including invoices, load orders, and handheld reports.
  • Maintain proper handheld records for all accounts.
  • Load or unload cases of product manually with hook, handcart or pallet-jack onto and off the truck. Ensure load is properly secured. Collect empty cases.
  • Address customer concerns.
  • Stock and/or rotate product on shelves or in cold room.
  • Must maintain idle time to company standards / Xata requirements.
  • Must be able to complete assigned route within DOT time regulations.
  • Maintain a valid Class A or Class B CDL (based on established route) and current DOT medical card. Per Company and/or DOT regulations, report any moving violations to management immediately.
  • Checks load security prior to travel and at each stop, making adjustments when needed.
  • Know and comply with all Department of Transportation regulations per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations handbook.
  • Complete all daily DOT and customer paperwork including delivery tickets, pre and post trip inspections, driver logs, and vehicle service reports.
  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas.
  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred; and one to two years related experience and/or training; or, equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.

  • Must be able to drive, stand, walk, kneel, lift and bend required for virtually the entire shift. Balance - pulling product, climb in and out of truck. Ability to lift and/or move up to six cases on hand truck. (Cases weigh 20 to 55 lbs.).

  • Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor environment with moderate noise, s ometimes slippery floors. Temperature range from 34-120 degrees F.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to pass all medical exams, drug and background checks (including criminal).

  • Must possess and maintain a CDL Class B with Air Brake.

  • Must have a clean driving record.

Dean Foods Company is an Affirmat ive Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V

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