Seasonal Truck Driver

R.D. Offutt Company   HASTINGS, MN   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on July 11, 2024
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The primary responsibility of R.D Offutt Farms Seasonal Truck Drivers is to haul product from designated farm bins to the customer. All drivers are required to hold a valid driver's license. Daily timekeeping logs, potato load logs, pre- and post-trip inspections, and scale weight tickets are also the driver's responsibility. Drivers are responsible for loading and unloading trucks, including operating a remote control for loading.

Job Duties:
  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order
  • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles to management
  • Collect delivery instructions from the trucking office and field supervisors, verifying instructions and routes
  • Drive trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons to transport and deliver product
  • Check conditions of truck box after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage
  • Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs
  • Check all load-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and accurate
  • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew and checking that vehicle and loading equipment are properly positioned
  • Secure cargo for transport, using tarps
  • Load and unload trucks, or help others with loading and unloading, operating any special loading-related equipment on vehicles and using other equipment as necessary
  • Communicate effectively with management and other team members
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook
  • Conduct self in the presence of customers and community so as to present a professional image of R.D. Offutt Farms
  • Proactively seek and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance knowledge base and skill set
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the positions with or without accommodation
  • Climbing in to and exiting trucks multiple times throughout the day
  • Climbing stairs multiple times a day
  • Walking on uneven ground at the farm locations
  • Must be able to work overtime during harvest season or as the need arises
  • Experience with farm or heavy equipment operation preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous truck driving experience preferred
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Candidates must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship

R.D. Offutt Company