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Hy-Vee Food Stores Truck Driver - Cherokee DC - Part Time in Cherokee, Iowa

Cherokee Distribution Center

Cherokee, Iowa

Job Title: Truck Driver

Department: Transportation

General Function:

Responsible for operating company vehicles and equipment in a safe and professional manner to ensure prompt delivery of products to customers. The driver is required to unload and load trailers as required by the customer and complete the appropriate paperwork associated with driving duties.

Reporting Relations

Accountable and Reports to (Job Title): AVP Distribution/Cherokee Division

AVP Transportation/Human Resources/Cherokee Division Transportation Manager Truck Department Manager

Positions that Report to you (Job Title): None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Operates semi-tractor and trailer in a safe and professional manner taking into account weather conditions and obeying all laws and regulations.

  2. Delivers product to stores, which includes backing across crowded parking lots, unloading product and returning with backhauls as assigned.

  3. Completes log book, trip mileage chart, fuel slips, and paperwork for back hauls and damaged merchandise.

  4. Inspects and communicates repairs and preventative maintenance to tractor and trailer as needed to Truck Department Manager. Maintains equipment including washing tractor-trailer and fueling truck.

  5. Provides all customer service duties at customer locations and communicates with warehouse and store personnel. In order to communicate with store personnel and provide the proper level of customer service, it is a business necessity to speak the English language.

  6. Operates on-board technology and electronic log book.

  7. Must maintain a valid CDL as defined by federal driving guidelines.

  8. Reports to work when scheduled and works expected number of hours.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Attends and participates in company meetings as needed.

  2. Performs other job related duties and special projects as required.

  3. Adheres to company policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Skills and Abilities Required to Perform Job

  • Must have the ability to solve practical problems; variety of variables with limited standardization; interpret instructions.

  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers.

  • Must have the ability to understand and follow verbal, written, or diagrammatic (maps) instructions; write identifying information; and request supplies orally or in writing.

  • Must be physically able to perform medium work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

  • Visual requirements include clarity of vision at distance of less than 20 inches and up to 20 feet with or without correction, depth perception, color vision, and field of vision.

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities:

  • Stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, climbing, crawling, balancing, bending, and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions

The duties of this position are performed in a combination of a warehouse, vehicle, and store environment. There is exposure to diesel smoke, dirt, grease, snow, ice, noise, vibrations, dampness, equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemical/solvents, and temperature extremes. There is significant pressure to meet deadlines.

Equipment Used to Perform the Job

Semi-tractor/trailer, pallet jacks, hand jacks, and truck was equipment.


Has access to confidential information involving mail delivered to stores.

Financial Responsibility



Has daily contact with store personnel, suppliers/vendors, warehouse/office personnel, and the general public.

Minimum Education Required to Perform Job

High school or equivalent experience. Valid Commercial Driver’s License.

Trailer jockeying experience preferred.

Minimum Experience Required to Perform Job

Over one year up to three years of similar or related work experience.

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