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Lead Driver (Cambridge, ON) in Cambridge at PODS

Date Posted: 1/29/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Responsible for approximately 80% delivery driver/warehouse/forklift duties and 20% administrative duties.  Driving responsibilities include pickup of containers to and/or from customer locations; providing an effective and incident free delivery or pickup of a container while maintaining excellent rapport with the customer.  Administrative duties include storage center operations, distribution of communications to staff, and route review when applicable.


This position offers Health/Dental Benefits and RRSP/DPSP Plan with company matching contributions after 3 months of service.

*Please note, this position requires working most Saturdays.



  • Involved in planning and printing daily routes prior to driver’s arrival; fulfill morning SOPs
  • May conduct daily pre shift meetings
  • Drive and operate a commercial truck with a patented lift mechanism to load and unload containers at customer sites in a safe manner by following all safety rules
  • Perform and log daily pre and post trip inspections of commercial vehicle and lift
  • Accept add-on deliveries as required to meet business needs
  • Use company handheld device for delivery verification and navigation
  • Meet all goals and metrics
  • Operate a forklift when needed
  • Clean and inspect containers to ensure they are presentable for delivery to customer
  • Communicate with the Market Manager on customer questions and/or issues; Prepare driver notes as needed
  • Perform repairs of containers and lifts in the field and at the storage centre
  • Provide backup for storage centre functions when needed
  • Maintain cleanliness of truck cab (keep free from debris inside and outside)
  • Review routes prior to daily deliveries
  • Distribute and/or Facilitate staff communication; Ensure communications reach all associates in the storage centre
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Commercial license – DZ or AZ (air brake endorsement required) to drive 5 ton truck.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience employed as driver performing delivery functions
  • Minimum of 6 months of service with organization as a Driver (or 6 months for re-certification)
  • Must maintain a current/valid driver license from the province in which position is assigned
  • Must have no moving violations during the past three (3) years (insurance requirement)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (insurance requirement)
  • Possess a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (if applicable to licence held)
  • Hands on experience with electronic equipment and software
  • Possess math skills sufficient to perform required duties
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience

Job Requirements



  • Ability frequently remain in stationary position for driving or operating forklift.
  • Ability to frequently ascend/descend cab of truck and forklift using three points of contact
  • Ability to frequently move about and position self frequently to operate equipment and deliver containers
  • Ability to occasionally move boxes weighing up to 50 lbs (22 kg)
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus; strong sense of spatial relations to park vehicle and negotiate tight spaces.
  • Ability to frequently use hands to write, use computer, operate a motor vehicle, operate equipment, use a handheld device, and manipulate documents
  • Ability to regularly apply up to 40 pounds (18kg) of pressure using a variety of motions including, but not limited to, pushing, pulling and lifting
  • Frequently required to read documents and write neatly, legibly and transcribe accurate information.
  • Ability to frequently communicate and exchange information with manager, co-workers and customers



  • Shift start times may vary; Some additional hours may be required including Saturdays/Sundays; Required to work overtime as needed.
  • Travel requirements: Within Location Territory
  • Storage centres may not be climate controlled except for specific areas.
  • Regularly works around moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity. Noise level may be loud at times.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality required
  • Subject to  pre-employment criminal background check in accordance with company policy


Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Portable Storage Canada Limited is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We will not discriminate unlawfully against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any term or condition of employment based on race, colour, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, place of birth, military service status, or other basis protected by law.

It is essential for us to work in an atmosphere of friendly cooperation; it is your responsibility to:

  • Ask your direct supervisor for an explanation of anything you do not understand.
  • Attend Orientation class and any required training sessions.
  • Read your job description and Associate Handbook; sign the required acknowledgement documents and return to HR.


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