Penske Truck Driver – CDL Class A/Touch Freight – Penske Logistics in Columbia, South Carolina


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: This position is for a regional class A flatbed/curtain side driver. Driver will average 300-500 miles daily while delivering approximately 8-11 stops. Driver will be home most nights but some routes do require a 1 day layover up to twice per week with advanced notice. (All day cab drivers are required to maintain an overnight bag in the event driver is needed to layover under extenuating circumstances) This position is primarily touch free but may require some assistance moving product.

Days required to work: Monday thru Friday (Driver may also be required to work weekends if location is placed on emergency relief)

Hours of duty: Start times vary depending on route. All drivers must report to the terminal with enough time to secure the load and arrive to the first customer when they open.

Power units & Trailers: This location operates all late model Freightliner sleepers & day cabs. Trailers consist of 48' flatbeds and curtain sides. We also occasionally pull 53' dry vans when needed.

Compensation: Pay for this position is activity based and as follows:

•$0.351 Per mile (actual hub mileage)

•$7.00 Per stop delivered

•$16 Tarp (per route rate)

•$25 Layover (per night)

•$20 Per Hour Delay (after 1st 30 minutes reported and paid in 6 minute increment's)

•$20 Per hour for all meetings and straight truck runs.

Safety Bonus: This location offers a yearly safety recognition and reward program for all safe drivers.


-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.


Job Qualifications:

-At least 23 years of age

-CDL Class A license required

-2 years of verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience in the last 5 years

-3 years DMV/MVR record with two or fewer moving violations/accidents

-Reliable and customer oriented

-Safety oriented

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

-Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening 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 must be able to see and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to move frequently, 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 regularly lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg.

-The associate must be able to legally operate a motor vehicle and safely and frequently enter/exit the vehicle as well as the rear cargo area.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Logistics

Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit to learn more.

Work Locations: 1079 Woodleys Way Columbia, SC

Primary Location: United States-South Carolina-Columbia

Zip: 29223

Job: Driver

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Driver

Req ID: 1903129