The Truck Driver is responsible for hauling product, harvest equipment and packaging materials from one location to another.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

General Duties:
  • Ensure product is transported from field to cooler following customer’s policies.
  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order before, during and after each shift/workday.
  • Operate equipment, such as radios and cellular telephones, to exchange necessary information with supervisors, foremen and office personnel.
  • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.
  • Collect delivery instructions from Supervisor and Foremen, verifying instructions and routes.
  • Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products or other materials.
  • Check conditions of trailers after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage.
  • Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs.
  • Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Check all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate.
  • Ensure trucks are positioned in a safe zone and manner for loading or unloading as guided crew by foreman or other personnel; ensure packaging materials and cartons are positioned correctly.
  • Give directions and supervise laborers/loaders packing product, equipment and packaging material onto trailers; ensure accuracy of materials ordered by foreman.
  • Perform emergency roadside repairs such as changing tires and installing light bulbs, and tire chains.
  • Drive trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations.
  • Couple or uncouple trailers by changing trailer jack positions, connecting or disconnecting air or electrical lines, or manipulating fifth-wheel locks.
  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, straps or covers.
  • Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required.
  • Climb ladders to inspect loads, ensuring that cargo is secure.

  • Must meet and comply with Department of Transportation, state and Company policies and regulations.
  • Must be able to provide current DMV printouts, issued less than 30 days prior to employment.
  • Must be able to undergo pre-employment controlled substances test.
  • Must enroll into a Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Program (DOT); required to quarterly testing as required.
  • Required to attend safety training regarding vehicle/equipment inspection, load inspection, filling out the daily log book and in-service forms as required.
  • Must wear safety vest and hardhat when loading and unloading.
  • Responsible for providing fuel to harvest equipment as needed; including keeping daily and weekly records.

Other Duties:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or an equivalent is required.
  • May require continuing education in transportation, safety and other job related areas.
  • 2 – 4 years of previous experience driving commercial vehicles with loads is preferred.
  • Bilingual/biliterate in English and Spanish is preferred. Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish and English without assistance is preferred.
  • Valid Commercial California Drivers License, class A.
  • Discreet handling of all business and employee matters (maintaining confidentiality at all levels is a must).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills.
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet various deadlines.
  • Must be extremely well organized and able to multitask.