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Truck Driver

Posting Date: May 15, 2023

Location: Tyler, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 205 stores in four states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Operates a tractor/trailer to transport goods to and from Company retail stores. Follows safety practices and rules of the Company and Department of Transportation at all times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Transports inbound and outbound freight to retail stores and retail stores and Company distribution facilities.
  • Complies with tractor/trailer Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations at all times.
  • Monitors the loading and unloading of pallets onto truck to ensure proper count, accuracy, and safety.
  • Communicates with Dispatch Supervisors to receive/give notice of changes in delivery schedule. Reports any issues that occur.
  • Maintains accurate delivery logs and properly fills out correct times on trip sheets.
  • Completes pre and post-inspections of both tractor and trailer and fills out inspection reports accordingly.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of state and federal motor vehicle laws.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Ability to use DOT electronic logging device.
  • Ability to operate a pallet jack/forklift.
  • Ability to successfully complete mechanical aptitude and other maintenance related evaluations.
  • Ability to frequently travel to off-site and out-of-town locations with possible overnight stays.
  • Ability to work on-call and flexible schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and productivity.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage time.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written or verbal form.
  • Ability to reason, form concepts, and recognize and solve problems.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret information.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or GED and two or more years of related experience required.
  • Completion of vocational or technical school preferred.
  • Minimum of 25 years of age required.
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required.
  • Food Handler certification required.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to drive.
  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception, or the ability to focus.
  • Continuously required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Continuously required to use hands for reaching, touching, or handling.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel, or squat.
  • Occasionally required to stand or walk.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Frequently exposed to outside temperatures and weather.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet, slippery, or damp conditions.
  • Moderate to loud noise level.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Tyler