Goodwill Industries of The Valleys, Inc.

Truck Driver - Collections

Job ID
Charlottesville Transfer Station


Employees of Goodwill go to work each day just like everyone else. They stock shelves in retail stores, drive trucks, balance spreadsheets in accounting, manage people and much more. They earn their paycheck just like everyone else. But at the same time they are also earning a second paycheck. They are helping fund, through their work, training and job programs what will put people with employment barriers in our community back to work.


Goodwill currently has an opening for a Truck Driver for Collections.

Job Purpose: Responsible for picking up donations from ADC’s and transporting to retail locations and picking up bale and pull from stores and delivering to salvage locations. Responsible for all product movement from region to region.



  • Operate company vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Maintain required daily and monthly maintenance records. Report any unsafe vehicle conditions to supervisor.
  • Accurately completes fuel and maintenance supply purchases with company supplied credit cards. Plans purchases at locations in order to obtain best values for company.
  • Works with Manager in planning efficient truck routes to optimize donation movement and control costs
  • Maintain a good understanding of the company’s diverse product base and how these products must be handled and loaded in truck and trailer.
  • Understands and adheres to specified load limits.
  • Pick-up and load donated materials from collection points as directed by supervisor.
  • Maintain required donation records.
  • Operates hydraulic lift gate in a safe manner.
  • Unload donations at stores or warehouse.
  • Direct activity of truck helper (if assigned).
  • Maintains a good knowledge of the truck operating systems in order to identify problem areas and assist truck maintenance activities.
  • Complies with all DOT regulations.
  • Keep vehicle clean.
  • Responsible for reporting lack of donated goods, observed ADC and store problems during route.
  • Ensure proper use of forklift and pallet dock and maintains current license to operate.
  • Report accidents immediately.
  • Reports absence as soon as possible.
  • Communicates to his/her supervisors in a professional manner.
  • Keeps all records as required.
  • If required, use all safety equipment assigned in a proper manner to improve safety.
  • Responsible for the safety of those workers in his/her charge by carefully observing the safety procedures and policies of the company.
  • As a staff person is responsible for the safety of those workers in his/her charge via implementation of the safety procedures and policies of the organization.
  • Unload bale and pull at warehouse
  • Communicate with other employees and customers in professional manner.
  • Works nights and/or weekends as required.
  • Works in the warehouse when truck driving duties are completed or not immediately assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested for successful completion of the mission of GIV.



  • Experience, Competencies and Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  One to three years of experience driving truck and good driving record required.


  • Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, memos, and documents relating to transportation, which includes area maps. Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. 



  • Mathematical Skills

            Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


  • Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Must have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



  • Valid State of Virginia driver’s license and proof of insurance required to drive personal car on company business. 
  • Additionally, 3+ point DMV record required to drive company vehicle. 
  • CDL up to Class A may be required depending upon truck assignment.



  • Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are  representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Position requires the ability to push loaded carts containing up to 500 pounds of merchandise.  Also required to use a lift to load and unload trucks.

·         Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a wide range of outside weather conditions ranging from very cold and windy to very hot. 

The noise level in the work environment is moderate.


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