Class 1 Truck Driver – Linehaul

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Surrey

Van-Kam Freightways

Job Summary:

We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Company Driver to join our growing fleet out of our Surrey Terminal. As a Linehaul Driver you will be an integral part of our team, in this role you will be responsible for transporting freight efficiently and safely.

About Us:

Van-Kam Freightways Ltd. (Van Kam) is one of the largest regional carriers in Western Canada specializing in less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation. With 8 terminal locations across British Columbia, we fulfill shipments to communities within 1-3 days throughout BC and Alberta. Between our own resources and our partner network, our coverage extends beyond Western Canada into the U.S. and Eastern Canada.

Responsibilities:

Conducting pre-trip and post trip inspections
When necessary, assist with loading/unloading trailer
Reporting any issues promptly
Complying with all regulations regarding transportation and hours of service
Maintain accurate records of deliveries.
Communicate effectively with Dispatch and team members.
Uphold safety and security standards at all times
Provide outstanding customer service.

Required Qualifications:

Valid Class 1 Drivers License is required
3 years of highway experience during the winter is required
Flatdeck experience is required
Ability to drive at night is required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Strong communication and teamwork skills
Excellent time management and problem-solving abilities

Pay Package:

Actual rate of pay varies among drivers based on a variety of factors such as route assignments, availability, actual time worked, and performance metrics which include efficiency and achieving safety milestones. We encourage all applicants to discuss compensation openly with our hiring team to ensure a clear understanding of the potential earnings associated with this position.

69 cents per mile
50$ quarterly safety bonus
29.36 hourly rate for pre-trip/post-trip, wait times, etc.

Benefits and Perks:

Industry leading rates/wages
Excellent benefits including Extended Health Insurance, Dental Coverage, Pension
Consistent home time, most of our drivers are home every day
Family run, focused on our employees and values: Develop, Care, Achieve

To join our team of professional drivers, please apply with a current resume.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Gagan at .

Why Work for Van Kam?

There is a reason over 30% of our staff have been with us for more than 10 years!

Work-life balance. We treat our customers like friends and our employees like family. As a family-owned company, we understand the importance of work-life balance which is why we offer competitive time-off benefits and commit to providing a balanced schedule for our drivers – so they can spend less time on the road and more time with the ones they love.
Competitive wages. We offer competitive wages and are committed to staying competitive within our industry.
Development. True to our values, we are committed to helping our employees succeed. Whether it is through career growth and advancement opportunities or investing in your training and education, we are here to support you along the way.
We care about the things that matter to you. We regularly send out surveys to our employees to understand their experiences and learn how we can make their time at work better. We work hard to have an open-door management policy and cultivate an environment that welcomes and supports new ideas and ways of doing things.
Make a difference. Trucking is vital to our communities. Here at Van Kam, we serve a broad range of industries from forestry and mining to retail, food, and auto. Come to work every day knowing you are making a difference and contributing to our purpose of uniting communities and improving lives.
Giving Back. Van Kam supports over 25 non-profit organizations and local charities each year through both financial contributions and volunteer efforts. We also match employee donations up to $150 per employee per year to ensure we can support the organizations that matter to you.
Environmental Sustainability. We have Green Initiative programs to limit our carbon footprint which include things like governing road speeds to reduce fuel consumption, equipping new tractors with clean emissions technology and investing in technology to limit paper use, just to name a few!

Job Location

Surrey, BC

Our Story

Van Kam was founded more than 75 years ago in 1947 by Robert Henry Sr. To this day, Van Kam remains family owned and operated with the third generation leading into the future. Headquartered in BC with over 550 dedicated staff members, our continuous success is rooted in acknowledging every customer’s unique needs and applying our understanding of supply chain challenges to develop custom solutions to overcome them.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to unite communities and improve lives. It’s the root of what makes us tick and is central to our actions. Whether it’s our employees, customers, or the citizens within the communities we serve, we have a lasting impact on their lives, and it is “why” we exist.

Our Values

Develop, Care, Achieve

In order to unite communities and improve lives we need a team of talented and dedicated individuals. Are you one of them? If so, we want to hear from you!

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