Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Truck Driver - (Class A)

Job Locations US-CA-Calpella
Job ID 2024-3179


Truck Drivers Wanted for our Calpella Distribution Center!  Starting Wage is $27.09 an hour.


The Mendocino Companies include Allweather Wood, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, Mendocino Forest Products, Mendocino Redwood Company.  


In aggregate Mendocino Companies owns 443,550 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certificated timberland, constitutes the largest waterborne wood treater in the Western USA, and is the largest producer of redwood lumber in the world. Collectively providing more than 900 employees and their families with excellent wages and benefits in rural communities of the Western USA. Additionally, Mendocino Companies owns and operates a 25-megaWatt biomass Cogen plant and largest wood pellet plant in California.


The company offers secure employment, family-level wages, company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits plus much more.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Drives truck and trailer to pick up and deliver lumber on time as required.
  • Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skill in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading/unloading areas.
  • Abides by all Company, DOT, State and Federal transportation safety regulations
  • Ensures load is properly secured and weight is evenly distributed on trucks and trailers. Checks tie downs and tarpaulins to ensure load is secure.
  • Inspects tractor, trailer and equipment for defects and safe operating condition before and after trips, when stopped during the work day, and submits a driver’s daily vehicle inspection report on the condition at the end of each day.
  • Performs basic preventative maintenance to ensure fluid levels and tire pressures are maintained.
  • Maintains records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations including driver’s logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records and other records required by law, or by Mendocino Forest Products Company.
  • Ensures that all shipping documentation (bills of landing, weight tickets, etc.) required to move with shipment are available for inspection, that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipments when delivered, and that signed bills of lading for proof of delivery are turned into dispatch daily.
  • Report all accidents/incidents involving driver or company equipment immediately after incident occurs
  • Promptly report any delays due to breakdown, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies. Also report if there is more than a one-hour delay in getting unloaded or loaded, or in the event of irregularities relating to pickup or deliver of cargo.


  • Completed truck driving school with one year minimum over the road experience; or three to six years related experience and/or training.
  • Requires Class "A" Driver’s License, current DOT physical examination card, and clean DMV record.
  • Position travels outside the local area but usually within the state up to 75% of the time.
  • During duration of employment, must maintain valid Class "A" Driver’s License, current DOT physical examination card, and clean DMV record.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Write routine reports and correspondence and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Regularly use arms and legs to get into and out of truck multiple times a day
  • Use hands, wrists, and arms to operate truck and use legs and feet to push truck pedals

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 12 hours (intrastate)
  • Must be able to shift a manual transmission and operate foot pedals; must be able to perform occasional squatting and crouching to handle and position freight; must be able to enter and exit the vehicle’s cab 8 to 10 times a day or more.  Cab floor level is generally from 36 to 66 inches above ground level with entry and exit achieved with the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds;
  • Also requires occasional bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, crouching and balancing. 
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds of varying size and shape a distance of at least 1 foot but usually no more than 50 feet. 
  • Must be able to frequently reach for freight at waist level and occasionally reach for freight above shoulder height or below waist level. 
  • Must be able to spend at least 40% of the day standing and 20% of the day walking on surfaces such as concrete, wood, dirt and metal, and sometimes on slippery and wet surfaces. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • This position requires wearing leather gloves, safety shoes and hard hat.
  • Position travels outside the local area but usually within the state up to 75% of the time.  


Safety and Security

Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.



Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback' contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Interpersonal Skills

Keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things; reacts well under pressure; approaches others in a tactful manner; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate respect and consideration to others regardless of status or position.



Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.



Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace


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