Job Description

Carpenter Co is currently seeking  Class A CDL Truck Drivers - Local / Hourly to join our Tupelo, MS location. The successful candidate will be expected to safely and efficiently deliver finished products to customers at various locations.

Position Scope:

Communicates on a daily basis with multiple levels of Company personnel and most importantly with external customers.  Performs work in the setting of a Company truck with exposure to weather conditions and various customer locations.  Major challenges involve the on time delivery of products to customers while complying with various state and Federal laws and regulations, such as DOT regulations, etc.


High School Diploma or GED


One to two years driving experience and product delivery required to perform the job.  Specific on the job training is provided.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have and maintain a valid CDL driver's license and pass a DOT physical.
  • Must be registered with DOT drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse.
  • Previous employment checks must be acceptable.
  • Basic reading, writing, and math skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime as needed.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Able to read and interpret measuring tape.

Essential Functions:

  1. Receive and understand instructions from Dispatcher, Traffic Manager, and external customers.
  2. Maintain a positive relationship with all customers.
  3. Ability to communicate and relay information to others.
  4. Possess and maintain a clean MVR within Company's guidelines.
  5. Properly follow administrative procedures regarding billing and manifest paperwork.
  6. Transport and deliver materials and services per customer requirements.
  7. Know, understand, and strictly adhere to all State and Federal DOT rules and regulations governing the operation of tractor trailers and transportation of Company products and materials.
  8. Report conditions that may affect the operations of the trucks and trailers.
  9. Maintain accurate DOT Logs.
  10. Deliver product as scheduled.
  11. In compliance with DOT, both Federal and State, and adhering to all rules and regulations thereof.
  12. Assist in loading and unloading.
  13. Lifting more than 75 lbs.
  14. Must be able and knowledgeable of the loading and unloading of hydraulic squeeze trailers.
  15. Required to perform checks to equipment and/or vehicle used at start, during, and end of use.
  16. Fueling and checking of equipment's fluid levels required of unit, or units used.
  17. Note any errors or customer concerns to Company management as soon as practical.
  18. Must maintain highest respect of the customer and meeting their needs.

Important Notes:

No phone calls or agencies please.

Carpenter Co. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.

Carpenter Co. conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that receive and accept a written offer of employment.