• P.O. Box 548,
    Abbeville, AL 36310 US
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The Residential driver position is a physically demanding job. Drivers operate side-load, rear-load, or grapple collection vehicles on pre-assigned routes to pick up garbage, yard waste, bulk waste, or recyclable materials.
Drivers are responsible for assisting with the collection and hand loading of residential waste materials, as well as the transporting of this waste to a landfill site. The position routinely requires extensive physical exertions such as repetitive lifting, pushing, and pulling receptacles that weigh 50 to 75 pounds as part of their rigorous daily routine. The level of physical effort may vary from project location to project location and in some cases be greater or lesser than documented here. This physically strenuous position involves repetitive mounting and dismounting from the truck every shift.

  1. Operates vehicles on pre-established routes in accordance with safe driving principles within prescribed time. Collects and dumps refuse into refuse trucks while covering a residential zone. Unloads refuse trucks at the landfill, transfer station, or similar facility.
  2. Ensures designated waste materials are picked up and transferred properly from each residence to the collection vehicle; pick up may be required from back door.
  3. Physically move and adjust waste receptacles at collection points. Loads waste manually or through use of hydraulic devices. Performs a variety of manual duties in the clean-up of scattered refuse.
  4. Tags improperly placed waste and waste containers.
  5. Perform Pre and Post Trip inspections, and complete DVIR as set forth by Arrow procedures and D.O.T. guidelines. Included but not limited to inspections under hood, carriage, checking fluid levels and tire air.
  6. Perform different types light maintenance on assigned vehicles. This varies by location and vehicle, but may include tasks such as greasing of fittings, oiling cables, tightening of bolts, cleaning, and other routine maintenance tasks. Your supervisor will inform you of specific maintenance requirements.
  7. Conduct operations in a safe manner and in accordance with Arrow’s safety programs. Attend regularly scheduled safety training sessions.
  8. Maintain and clean truck daily. Remove debris from cab. Wash exterior weekly.
  9. Prepares, maintains, and submits required company and regulation-mandated reports and documents.
  10. Responsible for all persons working on vehicle during the designated route.
  11. Conducts himself/herself in a business-like fashion, extending courtesy and politeness to customers, municipal agents, and company personnel. To present himself/herself at all times as clean and with clean attire and proper grooming so as to foster the proper image of Arrow.
  12. May require weekend and/or holiday work. Work hours will vary by route.
  13. Other minor duties may be assigned and may vary by location.


Drives vehicles on pre-established route, exposure to vibration, gets in and out of the truck multiple times per day. Loads waste into vehicle at collection points and unloads at dumpsites. This position will require you to work in all weather extremes including wide temperature and weather variations such as heat, cold, snow, rain, wind; noise and vibrations, fumes, odors and dust. May be occasionally exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, etc).


• Must have a Class A or B CDL valid for the state in which the position is located. Requires a clean driving record.
• Must be at least 21 years of age or older.
• Must comply with all Department of Transportation and State requirements for operators of commercial motor vehicles.
• Comply with Arrow’s drug free workplace policy.
• Understand refuse collection policies, procedures, guidelines and practices.
• Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
• See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
• Exhibit normal range of body motion.
• Drivers must be able to read and understand a map, complete daily driver logs as well as pre and post trip truck inspections.
• Proficient in driving refuse vehicles, including right-hand driver’s position and manual transmissions on certain equipment, observing legal and defensive driving practices.
• Able to manipulate heavy equipment control levers.
• Ability to perform pushing, pulling, bending, lifting of up to 75 pounds throughout the shift with or without reasonable accommodations. As well as climb into and out of a truck without repeatedly.
• Follow a designated refuse collection route or work schedule;
• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
• Maintain written records and service responses.
• Must be able to speak and read English well enough to communicate with customers, co-workers, dispatch and super visors, understand highway and traffic signals, and be able to make legible entries on paperwork.