Penske Lead Driver-CDL Class A/Touch Freight - Penske Logistics in Norcross, Georgia


Position Summary:

Penske is widely known for its success on the racetrack, but did you know we employ thousands of truck drivers? Join our team of professional truck drivers at Penske Logistics and you’ll drive like a champion hauling freight for some of the world’s best brands in retail, food, beverage, grocery, foodservice, automotive, manufacturing, electronics, appliances, healthcare, and packaging industries. We manage freight for companies like Ford, GM, BMW, Detroit Diesel, Goodyear, Cardinal Health, Whirlpool, and Wawa. Our professional truck drivers ensure products are delivered safely, efficiently and on-time.

Why Penske? Home daily for most positions. Excellent pay and benefits. Superior trucks and 24/7 roadside support. Dedicated accounts. Great supervisors. Paid time off. 401K. Cash balance pension plan. Training. Tuition Reimbursement. Unlimited career potential.

Route/Activity – Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers, unloading at stores (electric pallet jacks) and picking up returnable crates/pallets. Local and overnight runs available. We run both day cab and sleeper tractors. Slip seating is a possibility due to load volumes. We use Xata electronic logs and GPS tracking. Logging is required for all loads. We deliver palletized milk in plastic crates, on plastic pallets in refrigerated trailers from the dairy in Atlanta to metro Atlanta Kroger stores and outside areas of Macon, Savannah, Hilton Head - Auburn, Opelika, Lanett - Augusta, Irmo and Columbia. Driver secures load with ratchet straps ( E Track ) prior to leaving the dairy. Driver unloads at stores with store provided electric pallet jack. Driver picks up the same number of empty crates as he delivers at each store / stop. There are split shipments. Driver is required to separate / unstack crates from pallets to complete order as necessary. Number of stores / stops per load varies from 2 to 6. When the driver completes the route, he returns the trailer with empty crates on board to the dairy.

Shift - Monday thru Friday - 10am to 7pm. Saturday 8am to 2pm

Compensation – Hourly pay for all work.


-Loading, unloading, or assisting in loading and unloading truck.

-Safe and responsible operation of assigned equipment.

-Ensuring compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines.

-Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage before and after route.

-Primary interface with the customer at point of delivery

-Train drivers in safety and delivery processes

-Provide support to drivers while making deliveries

-Lead and comply with Safety efforts

-Audit vehicles and equipment

-Communicate with drivers and Management

-Assist in the assignment of loads and dispatching

-Support process improvement efforts

-Dispatch drivers and monitor dispatch and delivery times

-Ensure loads are properly secured before dispatch

-Smith Training Qualified(Can be taught but must have Accident Free MVR and

Performance History Report).

-Driver Classroom Safety Training

-Help in the Management of Driver DQ Files

-Computer skills a plus

-Other responsibilities assigned by Management


-At least 3 years of customer service experience required

-Prior diesel mechanical experience, dispatch, and/or other trucking industry experience is preferred

-Positive attitude, analytical skills and problems solving skills an asset

-Ability to develop a team, strong customer service skills, strong communication skills, and organizational skills are required

-Supervisory experience preferred

-High School diploma/GED required, technical school diploma/certification or Bachelor's degree preferred

-Strong written/oral communication and organizational skills are required

-Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and AS/400

-Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

-Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, which consists of weekends, evenings and holidays. Complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental 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.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

About Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, GE Capital Holdings and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 250,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

Work Locations: 6655 Best Friend Road Norcross, GA

Primary Location: United States-Georgia-Norcross

Job: Driver

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Driver

Req ID: 1707572