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Since its inception in 1977, the Food Authority team of highly-skilled employees are dedicated to one simple goal: providing the finest quality products and services to its customers (consider clientele). We strive to satisfy a customer’s needs by ensuring that the freshest, most delicious produce and grocery items are delivered in a timely and efficient manner. Today over four decades later, our family owned, and operated company maintains the 24/7/365 core philosophy and has opened locations in Hauppauge and Oceanside, NY, as well as Jessup, MD and Westborough, MA.

Job Type:             Full Time - Exempt

Shift:                     Overnight (estimated 10 p.m. start – until route complete)

Locations:           Hauppauge & Oceanside, NY

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must have a valid commercial driver’s license (Class A or B) with min 1 year driving experience and clean driving record
  • Experience driving short and long-distance routes preferred
  • Experience driving/reversing into tight dock spaces preferred
  • Good knowledge of NYC, NJ, Nassau and Suffolk County roads
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. (minimum)
  • Must be comfortable working OVERNIGHT shift
  • Must be certified in Pallet Jack
  • Must be reliable and flexible
  • Must be able to meet D.O.T. requirements
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen

Job Duties:

  • Audit of truck prior to beginning of route for truck deficiencies and correct loads
  • Management of Driver Helper for the entity of the route, Ensure Helper is accountable for their role, follows safety protocols - Seat belt wear, safe lifting for example.
  • Drive to each stop on the route, offload delivery using pallet jack. Break down of delivery from pallet jack to hand truck.
  • Opening the location, turning off the alarm so location is ready to receive. Bring load into location and offload into cooler, dry goods area or freezer within the store.
  • Identify damaged boxes/product and return the damages to the truck, notating the product that was not delivered.
  • Lock up and alarm customer location at end of delivery, after removing pallets, trash etc.
  • Complete route, maintaining safe driving protocols and safe work methods, while providing high levels of customer service
  • Be mindful of the safety of the public when delivering, offloading and driving.
  • Maintain log book and EDL as needed
  • Daily completion of VIR, highlighting any immediate repairs to be completed and taking vehicle to Ryder location as necessary.
  • Responsible for daily route metrics – on -time, late deliveries, damages, missing boxes, accident rates, customer complaints
  • If there is a vehicle breakdown or accident, represent the company in professional manner with law enforcement, insurance company and DOT.
  • Any additional responsibilities that may come up from time to time.

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Job Overview:

Driver Types Company Driver
Trailer Types Dry Van, None, Other, Reefer
Hiring States MD, MA, NY

Carrier Overview:

Carrier Food Authority
Address 3400 Lawson Blvd., Oceanside, NY, 11572
Phone 516-394-2988
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