Secaucus, NJ

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Truck Driver

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  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job ID #: 1161
  • Category: Operations

Pet Inspired. Employee Owned.

Make food that makes pets happy.

When we founded Freshpet, it was an opportunity to build something new. An innovative place to create the most real, fresh food for pets. A way to let employees own part of the company where they work. And a setting where each day is another chance to be inspired and do what’s best for Pets, People, and Planet. Are you ready to start fresh?


General Description

The responsibilities of the Truck Driver will include:

  1. Qualified with a CDL “A” to operate and safely drive your assigned commercial company vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight over 26,000 lbs.
  2. Transport pallet of goods and packages from place of origin to assigned destination
  3. Ensure contents are properly secured inside of truck to prevent breakage or damage
  4. Obtain signatures or warehouse scans to confirm and complete deliveries with the clients
  5. Confirm contents of each shipment load matches the manifest document
  6. Stay on predetermined route and ensure timely transport and delivery
  7. Perform inspections of your company vehicle prior to and at the end of your shift
  8. Always ensure your vehicle is kept clean
  9. Notify Transportation Manager of any major maintenance or delivery issues encountered
  10. Maintain detailed driving and delivery logs
  11. Track and report working hours
  12. Adhere to company rules and regulations
  13. Obey all applicable traffic laws and drive in according to the weather/road conditions.   Make Safety a priority always.
  14. Comply with DOT regulations

Work Experience Requirements

  • Valid Commercial driver’s license (CDL “A”) required
  • 2+ years proven experience in commercial truck driving preferred
  • Self-starter who works well independently
  • Clean driving record with no moving violations
  • Must pass background check and Pre-Employment drug screen
  • Skilled and confident driver
  • Comfortable maneuvering tractor into loading and unloading positions
  • Alert, focused and detailed oriented
  • Ability to lift to 50 lbs. at a time
  • An innate sense of direction
  • Disciplined, dependable, and resourceful
  • Strong verbal communicator

Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent, required

Benefits

• Generous annual PTO • 10 company paid holidays • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits • Company paid Basic/Accidental Life insurance • Company paid Short/Long term disability • Option for Employee paid Basic/Accidental Life insurance • Option for Employee paid Short/Long term disability • Annual Increase • Referral bonus • Generous bonus program • Restricted Stock Units • Tuition Reimbursement • Maternity and Paternity leave • Safety Boot program • Free Gym Membership • 401K – with up to 4% company match • Flexible Spending account • Pet insurance

Shift

Day Shift

About Freshpet

We are Freshpet, a team of pet parents, pet lovers, and other folks dedicated to doing what’s best for Pets, People, and Planet. Our home office is in Secaucus, NJ. Our kitchen locations are in Bethlehem, PA and Ennis, TX. And our heart is in our work: Preparing the finest food for dogs and cats using only fresh, natural ingredients. We are growing in popularity, impact, and size by doing things the right way. The Freshpet way.

Freshpet embraces diversity and is an EOE/M/F/Disabilities/A/Veterans employer.