AZ Company Driver / Gordon Food Service

January 23, 2019

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Job Description


  • Workday is typically 10-14 hours, 4 or 5 day work week.
  • Weekend work is required. This could be Saturday or Sunday, or both.
    • Some shifts are Friday to Monday.
  • Day Shiftapproximate start time between 3:00am and 5:00am.
  • Night Shift – approximate start time between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.
  • GFS delivers 7 days a week. It will be necessary to be available to work ALL Statutory holidays.  That does not mean that you will be scheduled for all of them.
  • Shifts vary and depend on availability at time of hire.


  • 3-4 weeks of training with multiple veteran drivers
  • $23.46/hour base rate for duration of training.
  • After training formula pay will commence. Formula pay is based on a standard route base rate, plus supplements for mileage, weight, value and stops.
  • Additional Services paid extra.
  • Comprehensive benefits and company-match RRSP
  • Average annual salary for a new driver is between $60K-$70K
  • Escalating base hourly rate for spare work is as follows:
  • Less than 3 years – $23.46
  • After 3 years- $25.49
  • After 5 years- $27.57

Expected attire:

  • All Gordon Food Service Sales Service Representatives are issued uniforms yearly which are to be worn every workday and kept clean.
  • Gordon Food Service also issues credits annually that can be used towards uniforms and/or safety footwear.

 Unique aspects of the job:

  • Balancing the demands for speed, accuracy, safety, fuel efficiency, and world-class customer service.
  • This position is approximately 30% driving and 70% physical labour.
  • Physically, Sales Service Representatives are required to be able to lift 60-90 lbs. Use of hand cart/dolly to move product up and down truck ramps.
  • Variation of conditions from weather, load quantity and quality and maintaining personal health and fitness.
  • Must be able to effectively drive manual transmission vehicles.
  • Completing other tasks as assigned by Supervisors

  Greatest Rewards of the Job:

  • Knowing that GFS is setting the standard in the industry for accuracy, on-time deliveries and customer service.
  • Knowing that what we do is helping our customers succeed in their business.
  • Working for a company who genuinely cares for their people.
  • Staying in great physical shape
  • Various perks (discount programs, bulk food purchases, awards, tuition reimbursement)
  • Satisfaction of being challenged daily and doing the job well.
  • Getting feedback from your customers and supervisors on your performance

How a day starts:

  • Know your scheduled time of departure.
  • Get paperwork prepared and gather as much information as possible to anticipate the needs of your day.
  • Get keys for equipment/keys for “key drop accounts”
  • Sign out company equipment (e.g. hand carts)
  • Make certain you have all necessary maps and directions before leaving.
  • Stretching exercises.
  • Conduct pre-trip inspection on equipment. Make sure you have flashlight.

 How the balance of the day goes:

  • Anticipate approximately 15 daily stops, 7,000 kgs. delivered and $30,000 worth of product. (Routes can vary in difficulty and value)
  • 10 hour day/more when first starting out.
  • Wide-variety of stops: Restaurants, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Schools, Colleges, Feeding Programs, Country and Fraternal Clubs, Grocery Stores, Vending and Catering etc.
  • Possible back-haul.
  • Keep safety number one in work habits and driving.

 What occurs at the end of the day:

  • Post trip inspection.
  • Driver register and paperwork up to date.
  • Park and plug in trailor if needed.
  • Place credit returns in return trailer with the appropriate paperwork completed or bring back to the warehouse if you are in Milton Distribution Center.
  • Return two-wheeler.
  • Finish all paperwork before leaving for the day.
  • Return all keys.
  • Check next day’s schedule and duties and clarify any questions.
  • Check voicemail before leaving/ check with supervisor for any changes or information.
 Observations That Contribute to A Sales Service Representative Being Successful
  • Having a consistently positive attitude.
  • Personal investment in the training that’s provided.
  • Personal desire to succeed
  • Being a “people-oriented” person who enjoys the customer interactions but also knows when to disengage from the customer to meet your time-management needs.
  • Communicating, having a team spirit, and taking an active interest in helping others to be successful.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Being able to deal with change positively.
  • Must be dressed in a GFS uniform that is clean and in good condition daily.

Observations That Contribute to A sales Service Representative Not Being Successful:

  • Not having a positive attitude and constantly complaining.
  • Not a team player – looking out for only yourself.
  • Poor communication skills
  • Not able to manage the paperwork or computer data-entry work.
  • Alienates the customers.
  • Not a good planner – cannot keep up with the demands of pace, accuracy.
  • Not self-motivated.
  • Poor safety habits and a disregard for rules and laws.
  • Wearing non-GFS logo hats, shirts, etc. while servicing GFS customers.
How to Apply
Send resume and abstract to:
In subject line please insert:  Attn: Scott Gates – GFS Ontario Inc.
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