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Universal Forest Products Inc Truck Driver-Class A CDL in Sidney, New York

UFP New York, LLC

Job Title
Truck Driver-Class A CDL

13 Winkler Road, Sidney, New York 13838

Open Date
Aug 27, 2019

Area of Interest

General Summary

Are you a hard-working individual, looking for the opportunity to carve out a successful career in an organization where the spirits of family and hard work share equal billing? If so, the companies of Universal may be a good place for you! We are committed to rewarding skill, perseverance and an entrepreneurial attitude with opportunities for growth. Intrigued? Read on to learn more!

Position Overview

Truck Driver is responsible for the operation of commercial vehicles in excess of 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight, to deliver goods to customers and operations, and to pick up material from vendors and other operations. Works under indirect supervision; relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines.

Principal Duties / Responsibilities

Safely drives on the road delivering products in various weather conditions
Completes pre-trip and post-trip inspection sheets
Inspects equipment to ensure safe operating conditions -- checks oil and fuel prior to leaving the yard
Secures load and/or inspects load to ensure is been properly secured
Performs duties consistent with all applicable safety, DOT and Company rules
Conducts preventive maintenance to truck and ensures truck is clean
Maintains appropriate driving records, logs, and shipping documents as required
Maintains radio/telephone and EOB (Electronic On-Board System) contact with base or supervisor to receive instructions or to be dispatched to new locations
Verifies shipping documents for accuracy, and obtains customer's signature on paperwork upon delivery
Completes paperwork as required
May operate a forklift to load/unload trailers as required
Follows forklift rules and policies as described by Company policy
Completes training as required by management
Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings
Performs other duties as required


Must be 21 years of age
Minimum 12th grade basic education completed
Minimum 1 year of experience driving a commercial vehicle in excess of 26,000 lbs. Preferable 3 to 5 years of experience driving a commercial vehicle
Working knowledge of vehicle parts, and how to handle minor repairs to ensure equipment is in proper operating conditions
Required to have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers License
Successful completion of forklift driver licensing process
Skills and Abilities
Ability to pass a written and driving test on DOT rules and regulations
Ability to pass a physical examination (DOT required)
Ability to operate an electronic board system
Ability to block, brace/strap and tie down/secure cargo for transportation and to tarp load
Ability to determine if vehicle is properly loaded and if weight cargo is adequate
Ability to drive and perform duties in a safe manner
Ability to identify equipment malfunctions and determine safe operation of the vehicle
Proficient in the use of English language in reading, writing and speaking
Ability to work in a wide range of weather conditions
Ability to interact with co-workers, customers and vendors
Good understanding of efficiencies and productivity measures
Ability to pass a drug test
Ability to work hours mandated by management
Must not have any DOT recordable accidents in the past three years
Safety conscious
Team player and goal oriented
Leads by example and positive attitude
Good communicator, customer service oriented and problem solver
Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results


Universal Forest Products and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.