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Local Hopper Driver

Date:  Mar 3, 2023

Baltimore, MD, US, 21226

Req ID:  68180
Job Function:  Drivers

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


Operate Tractor –Trailer combination between Company/Customer facilities, in order to pick up and deliver freight in a legal, safe, timely, and efficient manner, to include drop, hook, spot or otherwise interchange equipment for loading and unloading at various locations, as assigned. The expectation for this position is to start and end at their assigned domiciled plant, unless otherwise directed by management.  Driver is expected to perform above duties in a professional manner at all times as he/she is a representative of the Perdue Farms Brand. Days of work: Will be required to work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; and Saturday or Sunday based on load assignments and company requirements. Varied no set days.

Driver is expected to perform above duties in a professional manner at all times as he/she is a representative of the Perdue Farms Brand.

Monday -Friday Position 

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1.  Maneuver and deliver/backhaul truck loads of product and materials to plants, customers, and distributors as assigned.  

2. Observe and maintain all Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements regarding hours of service, log book, vehicle inspections, load inspections, and securing load. To include utilizing electronic logging device (paper logs when needed), on board vehicle tracking system in efficient manner.

3. Operate a tractor and trailer in a legal/safe manner consistent with all Federal, State and Local laws, regulations, and Company policies. To include the utilization of all on board safety features.

4. Complete and submit all Company paperwork to include but not limited to manifest, bill of lading, proof of delivery pay envelopes, overage, shortage, damaged claims, and trip reports.

5. As assigned, the physical process of loading and unloading of product may be required.  

6. Responsible for seal integrity and the reporting of an accurate /verified case count and condition of product during deliveries

Minimum Education

Valid CDL License

High School Graduate or GED

Experience Requirements

Minimum Two years over the road Tractor/Trailer driving experience with trailers preferred.

One Year over the road driving experience with degree from accredited driving school.

Experience Preferred

Strong communication skills.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

1.     Able to drive a tractor with a trailer. 

2.     Able to remain seated for extended periods of time up to the limits established by DOT regulations.

3.     Able to withstand bouncing and vibration from truck and road conditions.

4.     Able to lift boxes up to 40 pounds to load/unload products.

5.     Exposed to fuel and oil spills.

6.     Exposed to extreme temperatures (0-100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0-100%) and noise (50db to 100db)

7.     Required to travel to customers, distributors, plant facilities and other remote locations

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore