Job Details

Food Bank Name City Harvest
New York, NY
Post Date October 13, 2016
Job Title CDL Class A Truck Driver
Description CDL Class A Truck Driver position available in New York, NY.
Opportunity Type Job
Job Responsibilities

• Be courteous and polite when picking up and delivering food. Be willing to accommodate customers’ needs.
• Deliver products in a safe and timely manner complying with safe food-handling practices and ServSafe requirements.
• Operate a City Harvest truck safely and in compliance with motor vehicle laws. Drive with confidence in skills and knowledge of (or willingness to learn) different routes.
• Complete all assignments on route, accept overtime assignments and special assignments when required; comply with attendance policy.
• Accept route re-assignments and changes in daily schedule; accept and comply with operational changes to attain greater efficiencies; consistently comply with Food Transport’s food rescue procedures.
• Communicate information about the route to the Manager – Food Transport and Food Transport management (especially events that could impact pick-up or delivery of food or completion of route schedule), comply with instructions and ensure that all communications with dispatch are constructive and professional.
• Collect signatures on invoices, complete trip reports, logbooks and other required paperwork. Ensure that all paperwork is neat, legible, accurate and timely.
• Communicate customer needs, opportunities and problems to Food Transport Team
• Establish and maintain positive relationships with co-workers and others; willingly assist co-workers when necessary. Must be a strong team player.
• Maintain the personal cleanliness needed to interact with the general public by ensuring that uniform is clean and that appearance is neat.
• Maintain and ensure cleanliness of assigned equipment; ensure that vehicle is clean and neat after use, and fully gassed up for the next driver; immediately report mechanical problems and obvious damage to Food Transport management.
• Maintain required licenses needed to perform your job in a legal manner.
• Gain an understanding of all basic functions of the Transportation.

Application Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment is a must.
 • No serious moving violations within the last 36 months.
 • No preventable DOT accidents within the last 36 months.
 • Must pass DOT physical, drug test and criminal background check.
 • Working knowledge of the tractor trailer.
 • Willing to begin/end your day at the Food Rescue Facility in Long Island City, New York.
 • Basic math skills and computer skills required.
 • Strong customer service and conflict avoidance/resolution skills.
 • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent communication and problem solving skills.
 • Superior judgment.
 • Working knowledge of roadways within and between the five boroughs; occasionally roads in the tristate area. Education and Experience:
 • High school diploma or equivalent. Some college preferred.
 • A current valid Class A CDL Driver’s License, a good driving record and an updated DOT card are required.
 • Three or more years of Commercial Driving Experience in comparable equipment.
 • Experience in handling food and beverages. Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
 • Must be able to regularly lift a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight, but no employee shall be required to lift, transport or otherwise handle materials or objects with a per unit weight greater than fifty (50) pounds unless the Employer provides an appropriate lifting/transporting/handling device(s). Drivers must regularly walk into and occasionally climb stairs at donors’ facilities. Drivers are often required to bend/kneel to pick up food donations for bagging. Drivers also may need to climb into and out the back of a truck.
 • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well.
 • Regularly required to physically operate routine equipment (computers, calculators, etc.).
 • Flexibility to work over normal business hours.
 • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents in printed form and on computer screens.
 • Regularly required to move fingers, wrist, arms, legs and feet in a repetitive manner as necessary to operate tools and equipment.


There are many fantastic benefits to a career at City Harvest. In addition to working to effect positive change in the lives of thousands of hungry New Yorkers, City Harvest offers its employees a business casual work and learning environment with generous benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) and generous paid time off. There are also great perks including TransitChek, discounted health club memberships and movie tickets, and access to free checking accounts when electing direct deposit. Aside from a competitive salary and excellent benefits, you will enjoy a team-oriented and community based atmosphere while you work.

Deadline October 31, 2016
How to Apply

About the Organization
Additional Information

City Harvest is seeking a highly motivated truck driver with CDL Class A Driver’s License to assist in picking up and delivering food across the five boroughs to and from our Food Rescue Facility in Long Island City. A driver is City Harvest’s front-line ambassador in the community. S/he is responsible for visiting donors to accept food and deliver food to designated agencies across the five boroughs in a safe, courteous and timely manner while maintaining a neat appearance both for self and assigned equipment.

At City Harvest, we enjoy working in a team-based environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace. Women, people of color, and other underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. City Harvest is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, citizenship, color, creed, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, family responsibilities, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, veteran status or other unlawful factors with respect to employment. City Harvest is committed to the maintenance of a drug-free workplace and ensuring compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Join an organization where you can make a difference every day.


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