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3400 Lawson Blvd.
Oceanside, NY, 11572


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Food Authority | Truck Driving Jobs

Trucking Company Overview:

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.

Driver type:

  • Company Driver

Hiring By State:

  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

Pay Scale

Class A = $1350+ per week | Class B = $1050+ per week


Dental Insurance Yes
Health Insurance Yes
Profit Sharing No
Retirement Plan Yes
Safety Bonuses Yes
Vision Insurance Yes

Driver Requirements

Minimum Age 21
Minimum Experience None
License Type Class A, Class B
Trailer Experience Accepted Dry Van, None, Other, Reefer
Driving Preference Local
Allowable Moving Violations 0
Allowable Preventable Accidents 0
Hazmat Endorsement No
DWI/DUI Accepted No


Time Away From Home Home Daily
Paid Orientation No
Rider Program Spouse No
Rider Program Child No
Pets No