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Verified Pay $26 - $30 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Tacoma, Washington

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PARR is the single and total source for home building supplies, solutions, and service for professional home builders of large and mid-sized communities and single custom homes, and for motivated homeowners working on home improvement projects. Our customers and community members know they can rely on us to be the total source of home building supplies and solutions with legendary customer service and quality products.

Job title: Class A Driver

Pay: Starting at $26 - $30 an hour, depending on experience.

Schedule: Typically Monday-Friday starting around 5:30am and working until all loads for the day have been delivered.

Location: Tacoma, Washington

At PARR, our Drivers are essential to fulfilling the needs of our customers by making sure they are receiving their orders on-time and in great condition. The ideal driver is someone who is driven to maintain safety regulations and above and beyond customer service.

The Driver reports directly to the Yard Manager and interacts daily with customers, dispatchers, receivers and load-builders.


High school diploma or GED equivalent
Class A CDL (air-brake endorsement preferred)
Current DOT Medical Card
Acceptable driving record
OSHA Certified Forklift License
Knowledge of vehicle safety audits and reports of any malfunctioning equipment as required by Federal and state regulations and company policy
Ability to manage time and routes for a streamlined delivery experience
Open and transparent communication
Familiarity with GPS devices or map applications
Driving experience within 50-mile radius of primary location preferred

Duties and Responsibilities

Safely and efficiently load and unload building materials from commercial motor vehicle
Legally, safely and efficiently travel to destinations through public and private roads
Complete mileage and fuel usage reports
Demonstrates commitment to on time and in full deliveries
Learns and uses route planning and optimization
Follow delivery procedures by taking photos of delivered shipment after completing each delivery
Perform daily pre-trip and post trip inspections of all equipment
Establish and maintain professional relationships with customers, contractors and vendors
Perform required safety audit of vehicle (daily safety audits, weekly brake inspections) and promptly report any malfunctioning equipment as required by Federal and state regulations and company policy
Promptly report all accidents/incidents
Annually update driver's qualification file as required by Federal and state regulations and company policy
Maintain yard, warehouse, and vehicle cleanliness during course of work
Finds productive work to do in down time
Keeps truck supplied, organized, and clean
Comes to work professionally attired
Checks load for accuracy
Proactively manages job site conditions for next delivery and communicates with others
Always provides required paperwork and scanning for dispatch
Seeks to learn products and their application for the end users
Learns and follows established best practices
Learns from mistakes and accepts coaching as opportunities
Demonstrates legal and thorough knowledge of tie-down rules and regulations
Understands weight, height, and length limits
Ensures that all material transported on the truck has either an invoice or Material Returns Form
Learning best practices related to efficient loading, strapping, and driving
Always arrives on time and prepared to work
Consistently finishes all work before leaving each day
Adheres to company policy
Adaptable to change
Accepts experienced team member's advice and feedback
Good attitude towards necessary tasks
Remains solution focused
Always present during loading process to assist load builders
Assists other team members with work when appropriate
Mentors new teammates when possible
Regularly takes initiative or volunteers to solve issues

This is considered a safety-sensitive position. Drivers will be working at a lumber yard and making deliveries at jobsites in all weather conditions.

Physical Requirements

Ability to pass DOT pre-placement physical and physical capacities examination
Must be able to lift up to 90 lbs.
Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
Ability to sit for an extended period of time
Ability to stoop, bend and walk

We know that without great people, we can't be a great company. Voted the fourth top place to work in Oregon in 2023, we offer industry-leading benefits:

Everyone starts earning 2 weeks of vacation per year on day 1, and gains an additional day every year worked up to 4 weeks off
Employee paid sick days
7 holidays
2 medical plan options, one with no paycheck deduction (HSA) and our standard plan with a very low $1,250 deductible
Dental, Vision, EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
Massage, Chiropractic and Acupuncture coverage
FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and Childcare pretax spending programs
HSA (Health Savings Account) - PARR will match up to $600/year
Up to 50% match on the first 6% you contribute to your 401(k) after 1 year of employment and fully vested at the end of your 3rd year
In addition to the 401(k) match, there a 3% profit share contribution to the 401(k), with Board approval
Tuition reimbursement (up to $2,500/year)
Annual profit sharing (every full time employee who worked the full year earned a minimum of $2,750 for the 2022 year)
$1,000 referral bonus

PARR Promotes!

We have a transparent pay structure, and love to promote from within. Our current CEO started with the company as a driver and by being open to change and a self-starter he climbed the ranks to the role he has today. There are many members of our management team who started their careers in our entry-level positions. If you're willing to work hard, there's no reason you won't earn regular merit increases and promotions. There is a LOT of opportunity - PARR is growing fast!

We value our employees like family and are constantly working to provide a safe place to work for our employees. Most of our locations are not open past 5 and all our locations are closed on Sundays.

Our company mission is Legendary Service through Teamwork, and we take that seriously. When you join our team, you're joining a family owned company that's been in business for 90 years, with a well-established reputation as a leader within the building material supply industry in the United States.