Transportation Associate (Driver Class A)

North Carolina
Transportation Associate (Driver Class A)


The Transportation Associate Class A Driver is responsible for transporting goods from one place to another using heavy or tractor-trailer trucks. This position operates trucks with large capacity and drives the most complex vehicles in the Food Bank fleet of trucks. The Class A Driver will make local deliveries as well as long-hauls. This position will also assist in loading and unloading the truck and assisting in the warehouse for material and inventory control.

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Job responsibilities


• Represent the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC in a friendly and professional manner in all dealings and relationships with the public, including partner agencies, donors, visitors, and staff.
• Deliver/pick up product to/from local donor agencies, headquarters or other party.
• Maintain transportation logs, pre-trip procedures, maintenance schedule, receipts, and invoices according to Organization policy and procedure per DOT regulations.
• Run all routes in the safest and most efficient possible time, including following all applicable traffic laws, monitoring road conditions & watching for traffic congestion, taking rest periods when needed and reporting to the dispatcher when any incidents are encountered on the road or if a delivery/pickup may be delayed.
• Maintain safety protocol at all times, including inspecting trailer before and after trip to record defects, following accident procedures if an accident occurs, and reporting serious mechanical problems to the appropriate personnel.
• Utilize the driver cell phone record "time arrived" and "time departed" on Roadnet for each stop (pickup or delivery).
• Accurately and consistently record all time plots, route discrepancies, and route notes on the Driver's Manifest and on any other Organizational documents.
• Keep truck and associated equipment in clean, good working order.
• Assist with the loading and unloading of all vehicles (includes vehicles from other organizations).
• Disburse product in the warehouse (e.g., freezer, cooler, shopping line, etc.).
• Complete appropriate food safety logs.
• Out-of-state travel, including overnight stays, may be required.
• Perform any other tasks or duties as directed.

• The safe and legal operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
• The safe and timely transportation of product from origin to destination.
• The safe operation of pallet jacks (both electric and manual) for loading and unloading product.
• The proper handling and accurate completion of all necessary paperwork related to truck operation and freight movements.
• Adhere to and maintain Food Safety Operating Procedures. Complete Food Safety training when scheduled to do so by the organization.
• Professional representation of the organization through responsible driving and interaction with the public.
• Employees must comply with all customers’ safety and delivery requirements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.




• Daily contact and interaction with Food Bank administrative staff.
• Occasional contact with the public, shopping agencies, and volunteers.


• Persons in this position may spend the majority of their time out of doors exposed to potentially difficult environmental conditions.
• Persons in this position may be subject to temperature, weather, and outside environment extremes, long trips, short notice for assignment of a trip, tight delivery schedules, delays in route, and stresses and fatigue related to driving a commercial vehicle on crowded streets and highways in all kinds of weather.
• Drivers typically spend 75% of their time in the truck. While driving, operators are exposed to noise and vibration levels which may be higher than those typically experienced in passenger cars.
• The employee will be required to interact with Food Bank personnel in the warehouse(s). In doing so, the employee will occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all essential functions and skills required of personnel so classified.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not regard race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or any protected class characteristic when seeking to hire. This practice, in addition to hiring, applies to our recruiting, training, transfers, promotions, job benefits, pay, dismissal practices, social and recreational activities, and any other term or condition of employment.

We care about our employees, our candidates, and our community.

As such, please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Application qualifications


• High school diploma required.
• Must have a valid North Carolina Commercial Class A driver’s license with a clean driving record, which must be maintained.
• Must have a minimum of 2 years prior experience as a CDL Class A driver.
• Must have or be able to obtain forklift certification within one week of start date.
• Must have the ability to read and write the English language and perform simple mathematical calculations.
• Must have the mental ability to handle receipts; read maps, road signs, maintain record of duty status, etc.
• Must have working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems.
• Must have knowledge of DOT regulations concerning safe driving, hours of service, inspection, and maintenance.
• Must meet or exceed the medical standards of the US Department of Transportation.
• Must satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and satisfactorily pass random drug and alcohol tests throughout the course of employment.
• Must believe in the mission of the organization.

While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to:
• Talk, hear, and interact without deliberate impediment (e.g. wearing or listening to headphones, etc.);
• Sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 8 hours.
• Operate electric or manual pallet jacks. Pallets may sometimes weigh up to 2,000 lbs.
• Operate foot pedals.
• Must be able to enter and exit the truck cab up to 20 times per day. The cab floor level is 36 inches above ground level, with entry and exit achieved with the assistance of steps and hand holds; also requires occasional bending, climbing, squatting and balancing.
• Lift boxes weighing up to 60 lbs. up to several hundred times per day and in spurts where there is a need to move up to 60 boxes over a 15 minute period and must be able to occasionally stack these boxes above shoulder level and to bend at waist level and below waist level.
• Climb on all types of equipment at loading and delivery sites as required.
• Spend at least 35% of the day standing and walking on surfaces such as bare ground, deep mud, gravel, concrete, wood and metal.
• The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, and to stoop, crouch or crawl.
• Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.


-Hiring Range - $16.50 to $17.00 per hour

-Full benefits including medical, dental, vision, vacation/sick leave, and more following 30 days of continuous, full-time employment.

How to apply
About the organization

Compassion, empathy, and respect--these are some of the core values the Staff of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina share. If you believe in our mission that 'No one goes hungry in central and eastern North Carolina,' and you would like to be a part of that effort, then we encourage your interest in a career with us. A career at the Food Bank means being part of an organization that makes an impact on the lives of many people.

Hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In our 34 county service area, more than 600,000 people struggle each day with food insecurity. We believe that there is no more personally rewarding work than being a part of the effort to ensure that our friends and neighbors have nutritious food to eat daily. We partner with more than 800 agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through six Food Bank branches with warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington.

We recruit and develop talented people for our career opportunities and offer competitive pay, as well as a comprehensive employee benefits package. Integrity, dedication, and teamwork round out the remaining core values of Food Bank employees. If these values speak to you, then you may have found the right place in which to put them to good use. Thank you for your interest!

Additional information

Please email questions to [email protected].