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Route Driver

Supply Chain/Logistics

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Location: Union, NJ, United States
Job ID: 2019-7965

Route Driver




Reports To:  Logistics Center Supervisor


Category: Truck Driver Routes


Directs: None




Supports Savers vision by operating a truck and driving for a route collection program. Drivers are responsible for completing daily residential collection routes. Daily functions include truck inspections, picking up and moving small, medium and odd shaped items weighing up to 50 pounds consecutively. In addition, this role will require accurate entry of route data in phone and truck maintenance records.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Working knowledge of the assigned metro areas
  • Working knowledge of DOT, OSHA, State and Savers safety regulations and requirements
  • Demonstrate professional interpersonal relationship skills
  • Demonstrate strong customer service skills
  • Demonstrate skills showing initiative, personal responsibility and accountability. 
  • Must have prior driving experience, excellent knowledge of the roads in assigned area
  • Strong working knowledge of managing phone and operating GPS tools
  • Demonstrate organization skills
  • Ability to operate a 16’ to 18’ box truck
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines with flexibility, and multi-task with minimal direction
  • Ability to be detailed-oriented
  • Ability to work within Savers culture

Essential Job Functions:


  • Safely maneuver and operate a 16’ to 18’ box truck through residential streets and tights spaces
  • Complete daily residential routes picking up clothing, small/medium furniture and other household items (Items 1 person can carry)
  • Understand local streets and complete routes and any other assigned stops efficiently
  • Understand how to use and follow GPS turn by turn directions
  • Communication with dispatch and management with any/all issues on the road (ie: duplicates, bad addresses, store delays, etc.)
  • Complete all required daily paperwork including vehicle inspections (Pre/Post), delivery reports, mileage sheet, and maintenance forms
  • Assist other drivers with workload when needed
  • Responsible for ensuring that trucks are clean, swept and ready for use at the start of another shift
  • Checks vehicles to ensure proper safety and work conditions are in compliance with Savers policies and State laws. (ie: lights working, damage reported, any/all mechanical issues reported)
  • Employment is conditional on receiving a DOT Medical Card as well as having a Motor Vehicle Report without any violations or accidents within the last three years
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Education, Training and Experience


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 21 years of age or older
  • 2-3 years’ experience driving a 16’ to 18’ box truck
  • 3-5 years clean driving record

Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to consistently/daily lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to consistently pull or push a pallet jack
  • Ability to roll/weigh carts (as needed)
  • Ability to get in/out of a 16’ to 18’ box truck safely consistently to complete daily workload
  • Ability to knock/ring door bell at every stop to complete daily workload


Employee Signature:



Tools and Equipment Used:


  • Pallet jack, cellular phone, GPS, Rolling/Hand Carts


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