CDL-A Driver

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Operates a commercial motor vehicle rated up to eighty thousand gross vehicle weight to pickup and deliver products donated to GCFD within the Chicagoland area. This position requires that the driver have a Class A CDL License.


  1. Operates a commercial motor vehicle to pickup and deliver products donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository
  2. Operates a commercial truck to complete daily pickups and deliveries of products in an efficient, timely, and safe manner
  3. Prepares and maintains accurate and complete records of all pickup and delivery transactions, reporting any discrepancies to the Dispatcher
  4. Operates manual and electric pallet jacks and forklift equipment to load and off-load freight/products
  5. Evaluates the suitability of donated products for distribution to member agencies
  6. Maintains the cleanliness of assigned motor vehicles ensuring that all pre-trip vehicle maintenance and safety checklists are completed daily
  7. Maintains all assigned equipment such as radios, load bars, freezer blankets, roll-off racks, cambros, etc.


Greater Chicago Food Depository is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • High School diploma/GED equivalent with a minimum of one year of combination tractor-trailer, major city driving experience REQUIRED, preferably in the Chicagoland area
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to perform physical activity involving lifting a minimum of 50 lbs and carrying between equipment and vehicles
  • Possess a valid State of Illinois Class A Commercial Driver's License
  • Possess a clean driving record (MVR)
  • Ability to drive manual and automatic transmission CDL-rated trucks up to eighty thousand gross vehicle weight
  • Be responsible for pre-trip and post-trip inspections
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment
  • Capable of obtaining a Food Handling and Sanitation certificate
  • Ability to perform basic math computations using a calculator


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