SpartanNash Driver, Yard/In-Town Full Time in Fargo, North Dakota

NOTE: This position is only located at the Fargo Distribution Center.

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Please take a moment to review this position and then read the application overview and instructions below. Depending on the position you are applying for, the application process will take between 10 and 40 minutes.

SpartanNash is an equal opportunity employer (minorities/women/disabled/veterans)

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Position Summary

Responsible to safely drive commercial truck within the transportation yard for unloading/loading of trailers and to deliver product to local specified customers. For yard driving, determine trailer requirements/types for outbound loads and move trailer to appropriate docks. For local driving, deliver product, assist with unloading, verify accuracy of delivery, complete necessary paperwork and pick up return products for the distribution center. Perform routine vehicle inspection and operate vehicle in a safe and efficient manner, in compliance with DOT regulations.

Minimum Requirements

School Education

HS Graduate or Equivalent(GED)


General Educational Dev. (Preferred)

High School Diploma (Preferred)

Licenses and Certifications

Commercial Drivers License (Required)

Job Experience

One (1) year Prior commercial driving experience preferred.

Must have a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with good driving record.

Must pass DOT physical examination and DOT pre employment drug test; subject to periodic random alcohol and drug test.

Must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation in the conditions specified for 8 - 10 hour shifts. Must be able to work weekends, holidays, day and evening hours, and overtime as assigned.

Must understand and be able to communicate in English, including but not limited to, reading and interpreting order forms. Basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills are required.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Responsible to safely drive commercial truck within the transportation yard for unloading/loading of trailers and to deliver products to local specified customers; communicate with supervisors, dispatchers and warehouse personnel as appropriate.

Maintain the yard in a neat and orderly manner; ensure the yard fueling station is properly maintained and clean, ensure tractors and trailers are positioned in the correct place, clean tractors and trailers, etc.

Conduct yard check of trailers and complete trailer inventory to maintain control (knowledge) of all trailers to include empty available trailers and loaded, outbound trailers ready for dispatch.

Operate commercial truck to move and reposition trailers to and from the loading docks. Secure trailer doors (various types) and ensure loads are secure by using appropriate locks and seals.

Deliver products to local customers as required, assist to unload truck/trailers at delivery locations, verify correct products are delivered and obtain delivery confirmation and customer signature. Inform appropriate warehouse associate(s) of invoice discrepancies, pick up and return and unload damaged, customer return products.

Report any unsafe loading conditions at delivery locations and notify transportation dispatcher/supervisor of any damaged and/or defective equipment.

Perform pre-trip inspection on vehicle to ensure all mechanical, safety, and emergency components are in working condition and in accordance to DOT regulations.

Maintain a safe work environment and ensure adherence to safety guidelines; follow established safety procedures at all times when driving, moving trailers from dock doors, etc.

Responsible to perform post-trip duties, fuel tractor/trailer as necessary; secure tractor/trailer, complete DOT logs and record deliveries/pick ups, provide all paperwork to appropriate warehouse/transportation personnel as required.

Perform simple vehicle maintenance (i.e. clean interiors and exteriors, take vehicle for state inspection, filling tires with air, etc.). Report damage and/or repair requirements; coordinate with the dispatcher/supervisor to accomplish routine vehicle maintenance and repairs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Must be able to follow verbal (oral) and written instructions. Must have good customer service skills to interact with customers for local deliveries. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced warehouse operation. Able to safely operate equipment such commercial tractor/trailer and other material handling/industrial equipment. Must follow safe working practices in accordance with Company safety policies and practices. Ability to work in multi-temperature areas as assigned (e.g. freezer, coolers, dry conditions).

Must report for work regularly and on time, as scheduled. Must be able to take direction from supervisor(s) and works well with others. Must work well under pressure, and is able to organize and prioritize work assignments, and meet established deadlines. Must perform assigned tasks accurately and completely. Must be flexible and able to handle changes in work requirements productively.

Physical Requirement

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must frequently sit, walk and stand; use hands to handle, grasp, and twist objects, tools, or controls. Must frequently walk, talk, crouch, kneel, bend, stoop, twist, and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to sit for varying times and climb in and out of tractor trailer often repetitively. Must be able to hear and see within normal range with or without corrective devices. Must lift products weighing between 30-60 lbs. frequently; ability to lift products weighing up to 75 lbs. occasionally with assistance as needed; product weight varies by assignment, distribution center products, etc. Must be able to push and pull loaded pallets and carts weighing up to 2,700 pounds.

While performing the duties of this position, employees are subject to a warehouse environment and a vehicle environment and is exposed to outside weather conditions frequently including load/unload in extreme weather conditions and exposed to changes in temperature and humidity (-20 to 105) within the warehouse/location delivery environments. The noise level in the work environment varies; vehicle environment is usually low to moderate, but warehouse environment is moderate to high.

Must be able to work weekends, holidays, day and night hours, and overtime as necessary and as assigned, and must be able to work in the conditions specified for 8 - 10 hour shifts.


Truck, Trailer, Forklift, etc.

General office equipment (i.e., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.)