CDL Driver

Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: Lodi, CA, US

Company: Dart Container

Operate a tractor and trailer typically at a distance greater than 150 air miles to complete customer deliveries, inter-company transfers, and/or backhauls.
Day-to-Day Role:

•    Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements.
•    Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards
•    Operate a tractor with trailer inter/intrastate to pick up and/or deliver merchandise.  
•    Drive diesel or gas tractor in accordance with commercial driving regulations of State Department of Transportation (DOT), US DOT, and FMCSA.  
•    Couple, uncouple, connect airlines, etc. and safely maneuver equipment in difficult situations such as narrow passageways and within urban areas
•    Conduct visual inspections of tractor and trailer to complete pre/post trip inspections and perform preventative maintenance checks and services of truck and trailer.  Report any malfunctions to supervisor and maintenance staff.
•    Operate Electronic Log Device (ELD), ELD software, and maintain accurate records per local, state, and federal, DOT, and FMCSA regulations as necessary.  
•    Ensure possession of all appropriate documentation, including registration and vehicle inspection reports.
•    Submit to random drug test as prescribed by DOT regulations.
•    Safely unload delivered merchandise at retail locations per bills of lading either manually by hand, or using a fork truck, two-wheeler or other powered industrial truck (PIT).  
•    Re-position merchandise not unloaded to ensure against breakage.
•    May be required to, or assist with, loading or unloading vendor merchandise.  May use hand dolly, hand jack, or rollers when moving merchandise to or from trailer.
•    Support Operational Excellence and effectively participate in lean initiatives and problem-solving activities as needed

Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

•    21 years of age minimum
•    Two (2) years over the road tractor-trailer experience preferred
•    Valid Class A CDL (Commercial Driver License) and favorable driving record upon hiring and ability to maintain throughout duration of employment
•    Physically qualified under US DOT regulations (part 391)
•    Ability to meet and maintain local, state, and federal, DOT, and FMCSA regulations as required
•    Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures
•    Ability to meet safety, quality and service standards
•    Professional written and verbal communication skills
•    Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

•    Three (3) months of fork or squeeze truck experience


Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

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