Food Services of America, Inc.

  • Driver/Yard Hostler

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    Grow with Systems Services of America.  We are looking for a Yard Hostler to join our team.  If you are positive, energetic and professional, we have just the job for you.  Minimum 2 years' experience and a clean driving record could put you behind the wheel of our fleet of trucks to safely move our trucks to designated docks for loading. 


    We provide a great place to work with a variety of career opportunities and the benefits to help provide physical and financial well being for you and your family.  Start living your American dream with SSA today.


    Truck Driver –  CDL class A driver's license required



    • Practice safety every step of the way.
    • Guarantee satisfaction and value for our associates and customers.
    • Contribute to work environment that fosters pride in being part of a winning team and promotes personal growth.
    • Maintain personal productivity and quality standards.
    • Follow systems and procedures outlined in the company policies and manuals and as set forth in our business practices.
    • Complete all required documents pertaining to delivery, pick up, Federal Motor Carrier/DOT, food safety and inventory custody.
    • Work with Transportation and Warehouse Department on problems pertaining to all customer deliveries.
    • Must be personable in working with customers relating to problems.
    • Advise Router or transportation supervisor of changes in routes to help achieve most profitable routes, i.e., stop sequence, special instructions.
    • Must be able to pay close attention to detail while constantly aware of the work surroundings when operating a vehicle. 
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Coordinate with transportation supervisor(s) and router(s) to make necessary truck movements.
    • Remain flexible to restructure schedule as needed.
    • Safely operate vehicle within the facility and when ever necessary to and from destinations, adhering to all traffic laws.
    • Safely load and unload delivery goods when necessary.
    • Comply with all OSHA and Federal Motor Carrier/DOT safety requirements.
    • Maintain vehicle in good working condition.
    • Maintain vehicle in clean and fueled readiness condition.
    • Report and call in all required repairs daily.


    • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
    • Clean driving record with a Class A CDL license.  Doubles Endorsement and two years verifiable driving experience preferred.  Minimum of two years ramp food experience preferred.
    • The ability to lift 100 lbs. several times a day.
    • Familiar with surrounding area and be able to read a map/guide.
    • Excellent driving skills and knowledge of traffic laws.
    • Requires knowledge of vehicle maintenance and operation.
    • Must be hard working and self-motivated.
    • Ability to pass a background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical abilities test is required.


    • Frequent standing/walking during delivery activities, up to 2 miles daily.  
    • Frequent sitting throughout work shift up to 30 minutes at one time.  
    • Frequent lifting using both hands/arms, typical weights 10-60 lbs., occasionally up to 100 lbs.
    • Frequent carrying of 10-75 lbs., occasionally up to 100 lbs., 3-4 feet from pallet to hand truck to off load area.
    • Frequent push/pulling using both hands/arms, approximately 30-100 lbs. exertion, depending on weight of load on hand truck and whether climbing stairs.
    • Frequent bending/crouching/squatting at waist or knees during delivery.
    • Frequent twisting waist/neck in normal range required while driving.
    • Frequent climbing and balancing in and out of cab.
    • Frequent use of feet in operation of foot pedals.



    • Able to read/write and record data.
    • Able to perform simple mathematical calculations.
    • Able to work independently and exercise independent judgment in completing route.
    • Constant awareness of work surroundings while driving.
    • Close attention to detail.


    Work Conditions

    • In truck cab, trailer, or customer location if necessary.
    • Exposure to outdoors.
    • Hazards include: moving vehicles, equipment, slippery surfaces, noise, exhaust fumes and exposure to various weather conditions during delivery activities.


    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled


    If you would love this job, apply now!


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