Rear Load Residential Truck Driver

Rear Load Residential Truck Driver

We have an immediate opening for a Rear Load Route Driver on a Residential Route with a Class B or higher Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement in our Kalkaska, Michigan location.

Job Summary

Route Drivers are responsible for safely operating a front, side, or rear loading truck while providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for residential customers on a designated route. They ensure that vehicles are in compliance with Company safety standards, and state and federal regulations.

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Perform daily inspections to confirm vehicle is in compliance with Company safety standards, and state and federal regulations.

  • Perform complete pre/post operation inspection of the vehicle in accordance with Company policy to ensure tire pressure, fluid levels, safety equipment, gauges, and controls are in proper working order.

  • Report any safety issues on standard reports.

  • Safely operate truck along designated route and disposal site; read route sheet, follow map and service each customer as identified on route sheet or as assigned by dispatcher and/or supervisor.

  • Operate manual and/or automatic controls in accordance with Company safety policies and procedures to lift and load refuse, operate compactor and dispose of collected material.

  • Courteously interact with all customers and provide service in a timely manner.

  • Identify unsatisfactory waste containers and report accordingly.

  • Continuously monitor waste for evidence of unacceptable waste.

  • Clean area around accidental waste spills.

  • Continuously monitor condition of vehicle to ensure it is operationally ready at all times; clean waste from blade and truck body on each disposal trip.

  • Complete required route sheets and other reports as required.

  • Follow all required safety policies and procedures.

  • Additional job-related duties as required.


  • Truck Driving: 1 year (Preferred).

  • CDL Class B (Preferred).

  • Air Brake Endorsement (Preferred).

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Excellent driving record.

  • Stable work history—verifiable.

  • Pass DOT physical and drug screen.

  • Good customer services skills; courteous, professional, honest and trustworthy.

  • Strong time management skills with the ability to follow through.

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Physical Demands and Environment

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, twist, bend, kneel, see, talk, hear, lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Exposed to traffic, outside elements, moving mechanical parts, vibration, non-hazardous materials, and variance of sound levels.

  • Able to work in all kinds of weather.



American Waste—3947 US Highway 131 North, Kalkaska MI 49646