Regional CDL Truck Driver - Refrigerated

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

What we are looking for:

The Regional Driver is responsible for driving semi-trailers from master depots to internal shuttle locations and ensuring that products are properly loaded and unloaded to DSD box trucks within designated delivery windows. This position typically returns to the master depot within the same day although some overnights may be required due to supply demands.

So what’s this job all about?

  • Drive semi-trailers to scheduled shuttle or warehouse locations as directed
  • Move trucks into place for loading/unloading
  • Load and unload products from semi-trailers to route trucks while using assigned material handling equipment and dock plates
  • May also be required to move materials throughout facilities with the use of forklifts pallet jacks hoists cranes etc.
  • Verify that semi-trailer is carrying correct products and proper paperwork
  • Retrieve information on product codes part numbers quantities locations comments etc. via a computer or handheld device for route trucks in assigned areas
  • Complete a daily Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) and check the semi-trailer for mechanical and safety issues before and after trips as mandated by the DOT
  • Communicate and correct any pre or post trip non- compliant issues
  • Maintain a Daily Drivers Log and trip records in compliance of all DOT FMCSA and Company regulations and requirements
  • Deliver and pickup driver invoices from each route truck
  • Clean up and dispose of scrap bracing cardboard broken pallet wood shrink wrap and/or strapping and dispose in proper containers or designated areas 
  • May also be required to pick up empty pallets and ensure that the route truck has the proper number of pallets for return trip
  • Comply with all other federal state local laws
  • Comply with all Company safety policies
  • Perform other yard duties and trips as assigned
  • Responsible to conduct yourself in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct

What we want to do for you:

Company Benefits:

We offer eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to assist employees and their families with their financial security, health and well-being. In addition to a competitive base pay, we offer a variety of benefit programs.
  • Health, Life, Dental, and Vision Plans 
  • Two weeks paid vacation + holidays for new hires
  • Employee discounts on company products


Education: High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
Class A license Required
Years of Related Experience: 2 plus years of Class A CDL Driving experience


  • Working knowledge of tractor/truck mechanics and maintenance
  • Excellent articulated vehicle backing skills
  • Basic computer skills with ability to use telematics system
  • Ability to fluently read write speak and understand the English language
  • Ability to read and follow road maps and abide by traffic laws