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Long Haul Driver

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Date: Jun 19, 2021

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle

 

By joining Bonduelle, you will commit to our mission: inspire transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people’s well-being and planet health. With a long term vision, our family-run company feeds more than 100 countries thanks to our 14,600 associates around the world.

 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us and make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, on others and the planet!

Position Summary:
Long Haul Drivers are individuals who take routes in excess of miles that would require a layover in
compliance with the DOT requirements. Long haul drivers will be paid route pay with additional pay for
additional stops and detentions over the normal route built into the route pay. Long haul drivers are
required by law to complete a Department of Transportation Log. Local Drivers are individuals who
make deliveries to points that can be completed in the fourteen (14) hour rule. Local drivers are paid by
the route. Logs are required unless radius is less than a 100 miles from Florence.
What you will Do:
● Drivers must report to work with clean uniforms and properly groomed.
● Notify dispatcher or loaders of arrival. Driver will report to work on time to dispatch at designated
time.
● Determine assigned vehicles
● Check if vehicle is loaded and secure
● Check to make sure that all paperwork is ready. Paperwork includes:
o BOL for each customer
o Manifest, listing each stop
o Leasing company trip envelop
o Driver’s Inspection Report Book
o Log Book
● Driver will perform a pre-trip inspection.
● We have on site fueling and unfortunately a tractor trailer may be missed so check fuel levels prior
to departing the yard and then stop a Hapco at the corner of Cedar Ln and Rt 130. We have an
account.
● Cell phones will be turned on at all times while on the route. Cell phones are for job related use
only.

● Driver must be familiar with the designated delivery times for all customers loaded on his vehicle.
Driver will make every safe, reasonable effort to meet those times.
● If the driver is informed he/she will be detained longer than an hour or if you have not been backed
into a door within that time call dispatch.
● Driver will follow the direction of the customer’s representative regarding door assignment,
unloading procedure, and product separation.
● After loading, the driver will check to see that all products are accounted for and accepted by the
customer. If there are any exceptions to the invoice (short, damaged, wrong item, customer
refused), the driver must report to dispatch. A complete exception report will be filled out.
● Once the driver and customer agree on quantities, the customer will sign BOL, including name,
delivery date, and quantity received. The driver will give the customer the second and third copies
of the invoice. The original copy will be returned to the office.
● After completing the delivery, the driver must ask that pallets are given in exchange for those left
with the customer. Pallets are a valuable company asset that must be protected. An equal number
of pallets will be returned to Ready Pac as were delivered to customers.
● Before leaving the customer’s yard you are to call into dispatch to inform them of your status.
● For our records you need to accurately record on your trip log your arrival and departure times at
each stop.
● Upon return to Ready Pac, each driver will complete a Post Trip Inspection Report. This report is a
three part form that identifies any defect or damage on the vehicle. The driver completes this
report, which includes: vehicle number, mileage, date, drivers signature, and lists any defects.
Defects are noted on the report by a check mark (X) in the box next to the defective item. If there
are no defects, then the No Defects box will be checked.
● The three parts of the Driver’s Inspection Report are to be distributed as follows:
* White - Turn in with paperwork at end of day
* Yellow - Stays in the cab of vehicles to be viewed and signed by the next driver.
* Pink - Stays in a report book as permanent record of inspection.
● All drivers are required to check oil in both the tractor and the reefer. Upon return to Ready Pac,
following delivery, the driver will report in to the supervisor/dispatcher on duty. She/He will also
return the following items:
o Signed copy of BOL
o Exception report
o Driver’s manifest (trip report)
o Logs
o Driver’s Inspection Report (white copy)
o Leasing Co. Trip Report
o Turn in the tractor key to dispatch
o All of the above items are to be turned in upon return and before the driver departs the facility
in off duty status.
o If paperwork does not match what was delivered $50.00 may be deducted from your pay.
o A professional driver for Ready Pac will operate his/hers vehicle in a fuel efficient manner.
Driver will observe proper shift patterns and will shut off the engine when making deliveries.
o If you are too sick to meet your scheduled dispatch time, you must notify the dispatch office at
least four (4) hours prior to your scheduled start time.

● No unauthorized passengers are to be in your vehicle unless authorized, in writing, by your
supervisor.
o Drivers are responsible to keep the interior of the tractor clean, free of any type debris, windows
and mirrors clean.
What you will Need:
● Two + years’ experience
● CDL Class A License
● Ability to lift 50 lbs.
● Ability to enter and exit trailers from the ground
● Ability to work flexible schedules and in a fast paced environment.
Related Success Metrics:
● Performance efficiencies (fill rate, labor & yield), rework, OEE, production specification compliance
● FO, KPI, Quality Response, Consumer Complaints
● TCIR
Desired Traits:
● Excellence- ability to deliver consistent quality results through sense of urgency and taking initiative,
while also demonstrating flexibility to meet business needs.
● People-minded- ability to foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers,
demonstrates listening skills and ensures physical safety of self and others.
● Integrity- honors commitments, acts honestly and with accountability.
● Fairness- ensures objectivity and sets a good example for others.
Physical Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to
perform repetitive movements (i.e., sample collection – 2 grams per minute on each sample taken). The
associate regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to extreme cold. The
associate frequently works in high, precarious places. The associate is occasionally exposed to wet
and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical
shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or bfa-info@bonduelle.com.