uganda - kampala full-time Closing date - 12/09/2019

Job Summary

Minimum qualification: Bachelors degree

Minimum years of experience: 6

Required languages: English

Required IT skills: ,MS Office

Job Description

Our client a company in the diary industry is looking to recruit;


Reports to / Title of immediate supervisor:   SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR


Responsible for the safe and timely delivery of goods and other articles of trade to our customers. You will be tasked with driving and maintaining trucks that will be assigned to you, as well as working closely with our team of dispatchers in order to plan routes and track deliveries.


Key area          Duties/Tasks    Percentage of time

Operation     60%  

•          Fully understand how to operate and safely drive assigned vehicle

•          Drive vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)

•          Pick-up and safely transport goods to intended destination

•          Ensure contents are properly secured in truck, flatbed to prevent damage/injury

•          Obtain signatures to confirm and complete deliveries

•          Maintain detailed driving and delivery logs  

Maintenance   15%

•          Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following SOP.

•          Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles

•          Check conditions of truck after contents have been unloaded to ensure that there has been no damage.

•          Perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel, or radiator fluid or performing minor repairs.

•          Perform emergency roadside repairs, such as changing tires or installing light bulbs, tire chains, or spark plugs.,

•          Perform inspections of vehicle prior to and following each trip, safety and emergency equipment is in good working order.

•          Notify managers of any major maintenance or delivery issues encountered          

Inventory Management       10%  

•          Inventory and inspect goods to be moved to determine quantities and conditions.

•          Confirm that the contents of each shipment load match the manifest document  

Communication & route planning      5%

•          Operate communications equipment or systems.

•          Choose optimal transportation routes or speeds.

•          Communicate with dispatch as needed

•          Follow delivery schedule and rest at appropriate times

•          Track and report working hours        

Environment, Health & Safety         10%  

•          Check weather conditions and road reports before departure

•          Always ensure the vehicle is kept clean

•          Plan or adjust routes based on changing conditions

•          Make safety a priority at all times

•          Adhere to company rules and regulations    

Education and Experience      

6 to 10 years   

Professional Certifications /Qualification:    

•          High school plus College Diploma / Professional qualification

•          Valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) required

•          2+ years proven experience in commercial truck driving preferred


•          Clean driving record with no moving violations

•          Must pass background check and drug test

•          Skilled at driving and parking large, heavy vehicles

•          Alert, focused, and detail-oriented

•          Physically and mentally fit

•          Possess great physical stamina and focus during long driving shifts

•          Comfortable with long-haul transport

•          Able to operate electric lift, hand trucks, pallet jacks, etc.

•          Proficient using GPS and other routing systems

•          Map reading and route planning experience

•          An innate sense of direction

•          Self-starter who works well independently

•          Disciplined, dependable, and resourceful

•          High level of composure and good stress management

How to Apply

 Please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below. Applications may not exceed 2MBs.


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