You already know truckers are the backbone of our economy, right? Did you know countries like Japan and China rely on the U.S. to supply alfalfa and forage for dairy cows to produce high-quality milk, butter, cheese, and ice cream to feed and nourish their families? Are you someone looking for a local, truck driving position where you’re home every day and where your port deliveries basically help feed people around the world while you’re helping yourself and taking care of your family? Is trucking in your blood, and do you love the lifestyle?
The Gombos Company is a well-known, family-owned hay exporter with processing facilities in California and Washington State. We continue to grow in our industry while supplying hay for dairy and beef cows in Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Middle East countries. With 40 years of industry leadership and global name recognition, we enjoy long-term competitive advantage allowing us to achieve the highest standard of quality control, integrity, and success.
Here’s How It Works!
We purchase thousands of tons of baled alfalfa hay from growers all over the western U.S. The hay bales are delivered on trucks to our export processing facilities where they are graded, quality tested, and stored. When orders are received from overseas customers, the bales are moved to a production barn where they are double compressed and loaded into seagoing containers. The loaded containers are then driven to the seaport and loaded onto a ship for export (this is where you come in). After a long voyage overseas, the customers deliver the bales to their end-user farms so they can feed their cows.
Here’s What You’ll Do!
As a professional Class A, truck driver, you’ll rule the road and be responsible for the successful and timely delivery of at least two shipping containers to the Port of Oakland during your shift. Truck drivers must always obey all safety protocols, follow all instructions, and must possess a strong work ethic and have a responsible attitude with little to no supervision. Responsibilities include:
- Safe operation and control of Peterbilt 579 trucks
- Proper use of Verizon Revel ELD system to maintain HOS (we will train new hires!)
- Drive trucks weighing more than 24 tons including tractor/trailer combinations
- Maneuver trucks into loading and unloading positions
- Couple or uncouple trailers and change landing gear positions, air and electrical connections, and fifth-wheel locks
- Perform basic vehicle maintenance (refuel, oil, fluids, minor repairs, etc.)
- Receive and verify delivery instructions and routes
- Read bills of lading and related export documents
- Pre-trip and post-trip truck inspections
- Report any and all issues or incidents to dispatch immediately
Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table!
- Two years truck driving experience
- Valid Class A driver’s license
- TWIC card (mandatory for port drayage)
- No DUI or felony convictions less than three years old
- Hard work ethic, integrity, and responsible attitude
- Communication and interpersonal skills to work as a team
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to follow safety protocols and traffic laws
Here’s What We’ll Bring to the Table!
If you’re ready for steady port drayage work, we’re ready for you to apply in person and join our team. We offer full-time, year-round employment with medical and dental benefits. Day and night shifts available. Pay is $240 per day plus $1/ton incentive for nights.
How Do You Apply?
We encourage you to call us directly for more information on the position, and you may certainly apply in person. Please call (530) 406-7991. You may also submit your resume and related contact information by email to HR@TheGombosCompany.com.
Through vigorous differentiation in products, quality control, processing, packaging, and progressive marketing, The Gombos Company delivers the “Gold Standard” in value-added U.S. forage and roughage products and services throughout the world.