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US Foods

CDL Driver Trainee Clifton Park, NY

New York, NY


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Our Delivery Driver trainees start at: $27.70/hour. Pay increased to $29.40 after 190-Day training program.

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  • 401K with Match
  • Benefits Day One!
  • $5K Employee Driver Referral bonus!
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, strong safety culture, excellent local leadership, and much more!
  • Home daily!


Monday - Saturday Shifts

Start between 3:00 AM-6:00 AM

With our Flex Scheduling options, a true work-life balance is within reach at US Foods! Multiple full-time flexible schedules are available. Options will include both 5-day & 4-day work weeks.

5-day work week (2 days off)

4-day work week (3 days off)

Ready to drive your career forward? US Foods is a company that's leading the food service industry! This is a Driver trainee position, involving a structured 90- day training program, consisting of driving skills training, classroom, and behind-the-wheel practice. Must have a state-certified CDL A License and a Medical Certificate before entering the training program. At the conclusion of this training program, a successful candidate will d be ready to advance to a Delivery Driver position.

Main Ingredients of the Job

  • Must have a state-certified CDL A License with little or no experience driving under their CDL A.
  • Must have a current Medical Certificate.
  • Must be registered in FMCSA Clearinghouse.
  • 100 % attendance in all elements of the training program, actively participating in classroom exercises as well as hands-on instruction
  • Maintains satisfactory feedback from instructors and driver/coaches during the classroom, yard skills, and on-the-road driving portion of the training program
  • Assists designated US Foods drivers in route completion, learning all aspects of the job.
  • Achieves defined performance expectations during the initial 90- day probationary period of the program.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift/carry/push/pull 20 to 80+ lbs. of product repetitively during each shift required
  • Comfortable driving and working in inclement weather conditions with frequent stops (10+ per shift) required

What You Bring to the Table

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid CDL A License issued by the state of legal residence with the necessary endorsements and DOT qualifications.
  • Preferred experience: A minimum of one year operating heavy motor vehicle equipment AND/OR one year as a warehouse selector in a food service or comparable industry.
  • Must be able to read and communicate in the English language - able to hold a conversation, to understand highway traffic signs and signals, to respond to official inquiries, and to enter information on reports and records. .

We are committed to compensation and benefits that respect and reward our employees for their dedication and hard work.

*Registering to the FMCSA Clearinghouse is a requirement by the Department of Transportation. All Drivers are required to the Clearinghouse website and register to the new database. The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that provides real-time information about commercial driver's license (CDL) and commercial learner's permit (CLP) holders' drug and alcohol program violations. If you have not registered to the FMCSA database, please note registration is required. Please visit and click GO to login. If you are able to login, but are having trouble with the Clearinghouse registration, see the "Clearinghouse Help" field on the clearinghouse page.

The following information is provided in accordance with certain state and local laws. Compensation depends on experience, geographic locations, and other factors permitted by law. In New York, the expected compensation for this role is $27.70 per hour. This role is also eligible for overtime compensation. Benefits for this role include health insurance, pre-tax spending accounts, retirement benefits, paid time off, short-term and long-term disability, employee stock purchase plan, and life insurance. To review available benefits, please click here:

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Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA; Clifton Park, NY 12065, USA
Job ID: US_FOOD-R255605
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • On-site/Nearby Childcare
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Woman founded/led
    • Black founded/led
    • BIPOC founded/led
    • Latinx founded/led
    • Asian founded/led
    • LGBTQ+ founded/led
    • Veteran founded/led

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