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Careers at Almstead

Class A Truck Driver  - Ghent, NY

 

Description:

Almstead, a leader in the Tree, Shrub and Lawn Care sector is seeking a dependable and organized Class A truck driver for our Ghent, NY operation – someone who possesses physical and mental stamina.  Someone who thrives on the road and consistently ensures safe and accurate deliveries.  The Driver will regularly drive between our Ghent NY facility and our other facilities, but particularly to New Rochelle, NY.

 

 

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drive trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 26,000 lbs.
  •  Pull a towed weight exceeding 10,000 lbs.
  • Pick-up loads and organize goods in an ordered, logical manner
  • Safely and efficiently handle goods during loading and delivery
  •  Obtain signatures or warehouse scans to confirm and complete deliveries with clients
  • Assist in mapping and adhering to delivery routes, factoring in seasonal weather patterns
  • Communicate with dispatch as needed
  • Confirm contents of each shipment load matches the manifest document
  • Perform inspections of your vehicle prior to and following each trip
  • Ensure your vehicle is kept to a high level of cleanliness
  • Maintain and service vehicle as needed (refuel, change oil, tire pressure, repairs, etc.)
  • Notify managers of any major maintenance or delivery issues encountered
  • Follow delivery schedule and rest at appropriate times
  • Maintain detailed driving and delivery logs
  • Track and report working hours
  • Comply with ICC and DOT regulations
  • Make safety a priority at all times

 

Requirements & Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred
  • Valid Class A driver’s license required
  •  2+ years proven experience with tractor-trailer driving preferred
  • Clean driving record with no moving violations
  • Must pass background check and drug test
  • Skilled at driving large vehicles
  • Experience in and comfort with maneuvering and parking tractor-trailers
  • Alert, focused, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. at a time
  • Able to operate electric lift, hand trucks, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Proficient using GPS and other routing systems
  • Disciplined, dependable, and resourceful
  • High level of composure and strong customer service skills

 

Apply Today

Send your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co.

58 Beechwood Avenue, New Rochelle NY 10801

 

Or email us at jobs@almstead.com

 

 

We offer a competitive compensation package for full-time employees including medical and dental plans with employer contribution, 401K, and paid vacation/sick/holidays.

 

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Company, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status or genetics.

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