CDL Delivery Driver Lead

  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Rio Rancho, New Mexico
  • Sep 23, 2022

Job Description

Job Description:

CDL Delivery Driver Lead - CDL A or B

Each year Scholastic Book Fairs, in partnership with schools across the country, hosts more than 100,000 book-sale events that give more than 35 million students and their families access to thousands of affordable and educational products, helping foster a lifelong love of reading.

We are currently in search of a CDL Delivery Driver Lead to support the Area Distribution Supervisor guide our local delivery team. This full time position offers medical, dental and vision benefits, Paid Time Off, a generous 50% off discount on Scholastic merchandise, and a 401k.

Scholastic drivers are home the majority of nights and all weekends. In the event that they do take an overnight route, drivers are provided with hotel accommodations and a meal allowance.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Monitor performance of all drivers to ensure that maximum productivity and performance levels are maintained and are within budgetary guidelines.
  • Work with the Warehouse Supervisor (WS) /Branch Manager (BM) to coordinate dispatching of all CDL drivers to accomplish scheduled deliveries/pick-ups/re-orders.
  • Communicate with Regional/National Transportation Specialists (RTS/NTS) to resolve schedule changes. Coordinate changes within the branch to ensure all changed pick-ups and deliveries occur.
  • Ability to forward plan for peak needs. a) Utilize information provide by RTS/NTS and the Branch to assist in planning for the future needs. b) Serve as liaison with truck rental services. c) Serve as liaison with Temp Driver Companies and/or Peak Supplemental Companies. d) Coordinate training in advance of needs with Temp Drivers and/or Peak Supplemental Companies. e) Provide performance feedback to BM/WS as well as the Temp Drivers and/or Peak Supplemental Companies
  • Monitor fleet reports to insure all PM's and repairs are performed as scheduled.
  • Work with Branch Manager and RTS/NTS to review and process all urgent changes that affect the routing.
  • Co-chair (with Branch Manager) regular driver meetings to review safety and upcoming events (minimum of once per month).
  • Effectively communicate necessary routing information to assist RTS/NTS with routing improvements and driver feedback.
  • Act as reserve DOT driver, to be used in all cases when necessary, during peak times, or in any emergency. Adhere to all Company, local, state and federal rules/regulations inclusive of, but not limited to DOT, OSHA, and EEOC.
  • Assist the Branch Manager in interviewing all prospective drivers and the completion of driver performance evaluations.
  • Train CDL Drivers in company procedures, to include but not limited to, proper safety precautions, acceptable uniform usage, proper verbal delivery presentation to customer, and how to receive a "damage free" book fair.
  • Review for accuracy: trip sheets, fuel tickets, road expenses, all driver DOT log books, and other paperwork, etc. prior to forwarding them to the Branch Manager. Provide feedback to drivers in order to promote improved accuracy and completeness of documents
  • Assist in reviewing preliminary routes to ensure all special request, changes and regional inputs are considered prior to the final routes are completed.
  • Assist, when necessary, in loading/unloading trucks and other warehouse tasks as required, with or without assistance of mechanical devices.
  • Call the Regional/Branch office immediately upon the occurrence of any of the following: a) Accident or damage to person(s) or property. b) Problem with a school delivery or pick-up. c) Mechanical failure of equipment.
  • Maintain good grooming and personal hygiene habits; wear and maintain Company uniforms.
  • Utilize proper techniques for lifting, packing, and handling heavy objects, climbing ladders and pushing/pulling display cases.
  • Maintain a clean, organized and safe work environment.
  • Maintain trucks per company standards.
  • Overnight routes as needed.
  • Regular attendance in accordance with schedule.
  • Drug and alcohol free policy compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • High School Diploma or GED Certificate preferred.
    • Verifiable commercial driving experience of at least one (1) year required.
    • Minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age.
    • Possess valid CDL license with air brake endorsement.
    • Previous lead role or supervisory experience is preferred.
    • Must pass a drug screen/alcohol screen, Motor Vehicle Record review, criminal background review, and a DOT physical examination indicating physical essential functions of job can be performed as required.
    • Must be able to drive vehicle weighing up to 34,000 GVW.
    • Ability to lift/carry up to 70 lbs. and push, pull, lift and handle metal/plastic cases weighing more than 350lbs on a regular and repetitive basis. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Customer service orientated.
    • Must be able to read road maps and follow directions.
    • Ability to work over time and weekends as needed.
    • Strong team player and the ability to get along with co-workers.
    • Good verbal/written communication skills, basic math skills, and ability to read.

      Time Type:

      Full time

      Job Type:

      Regular Seasonal

      Job Family Group:

      Distrib & Matls Mgmt

      Location Region/State:

      New Mexico

      EEO Statement:

      Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran. Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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