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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 1/11/2017

Universal Forest Products Salisbury, NC

Salisbury, NC
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED



* Must be 21 years of age.

* Minimum 12th grade basic education completed.

* Must have at least one year of documented tractor-trailer flatbed driving experience.

* Working knowledge of vehicle parts, and how to handle minor repairs to ensure equipment is in proper operating conditions.

* Required to have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers License

* Successfully completion of forklift driver licensing process.

* Previous Universal Forest Products experience perferred.

Skills and abilities

* Ability to pass a physical examination (DOT required)

* Ability to operate an electronic board system

* Ability to block, brace/strap and tie down/secure cargo for transportation and to tarp load

* Ability to determine if vehicle is properly loaded and if weight cargo is adequate

* Ability to drive and perform duties in a safe manner

* Ability to identify equipment malfunctions and determine safe operation of the vehicle

* Proficient in the use of English language in reading, writing and speaking.

* Ability to work in a wide range of weather conditions

* Ability to interact with co-workers, customers and vendors

* Good understanding of efficiencies and productivity measures

* Ability to pass a drug test

* Ability to work hours mandated by management


* Must not have any DOT recordable accidents in the past three years

* Safety conscious

* Team player and goal oriented

* Leads by example and positive attitude

* Good communicator, customer service oriented and problem solver

* Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results.

* No overnight trips.

* Safely drives on the road delivering products in various weather conditions

* Completes pre-trip and post-trip inspection sheets

* Inspects equipment to ensure safe operating conditions - checks oil and fuel prior to leaving the yard

* Secures load and/or inspects load to ensure is been properly secured.

* Performs duties consistent with all applicable safety, DOT and Company rules.

* Conducts preventive maintenance to truck and ensures is clean

* Maintains appropriate driving records, logs, and shipping documents as required

* Maintains radio/telephone and EOB (Electronic On-Board System) contact with base or supervisor to receive instructions or to be dispatched to new locations

* Verifies shipping documents for accuracy, and obtains customer's signature on paperwork upon delivery.

* Completes paperwork are required.

* May operate a forklift to load/unload trailers as required.

* Follows forklift rules and policies as described by Company policy.

* Completes training as required by management.

* Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings.

* Performs other duties as required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Additional Benefits

Employee Stock Purchase Plan