• Truck Driver - CDL A

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Operations - Transportation
  • Overview

    Imagine the opportunity to bring your talent to a high-performing organization making a meaningful difference in the lives of men, women and children all across Chicago. We are one of the nation’s premier, nonprofit organizations dedicated to feeding hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. We are dynamic, mission-focused, innovative, values-driven, diverse, focused, impactful and energetic. We believe in inspiring change and know change only happens when everyone has a voice and a place at the table. It starts by unleashing the joy and potential in each other and the people we serve.


    Operates a commercial motor vehicle to pick up and deliver products donated to GCFD within the Chicagoland area.  Provide highest level of customer service to donors and member agencies.  


    All interested individuals are to apply online.


    Open interviews are available for this position on Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m.


    • Operate a commercial motor vehicle to pickup and deliver products donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository in an efficient, timely, and safe manner.
    • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records of all pickup and delivery transactions, reporting any discrepancies to the Dispatcher
    • Evaluate the suitability of donated products for distribution to GCFD member agencies. Communicate information regarding donation volume, quality or changes in truck route, and unnecessary waiting times to the dispatcher.
    • Maintain cleanliness of assigned motor vehicles; ensure that all pre-trip and post-trip vehicle maintenance and safety checklists are completed daily. Report any issues to the supervisor immediately.
    • Maintain, and account for all assigned GCFD equipment, such as, radios, load bars, freezer blankets, roll-off tracks, cambros, etc.
    • Load and off-load freight products manually and with use of manual and electric pallet jacks.
    • General knowledge of DOT rules and regulations.


    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent with a minimum of two year of combination tractor-trailer, major city driving experience REQUIRED, preferably in the Chicagoland area.
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Possess a valid State of Illinois Class A commercial Driver’s License and clean driving record (MVR).
    • Ability to drive manual and automatic transmission CDL-rated trucks with air brakes up to 80,000 lbs.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for coordination with dispatcher, donors, staff and member agencies.
    • Pass food handling course.
    • Ability to perform basic math computations using a calculator.
    • Lifting a minimum of 75 lbs and carrying between equipment and vehicles.
    • Submit to periodic substance/drug screening based on a random unannounced selection process required by IL DOT.
    • Climbing and moving in and out between equipment and vehicles with ease.


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