McLane Driver Trainee in Cincinnati, Ohio

McLane is a $46 billion dollar supply chain services leader, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores, and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery, McLane Foodservice and recent foodservice acquisition, Meadowbrook Meat company, Inc., (MBM), operates 80 distribution centers and one of the nation's largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 90,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcohol beverage distribution via McLane Beverage Distribution, Inc., and its acquisitions of Empire Distributors, Inc., Horizon Wine & Spirits and Delta Wine & Spirits. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs 20,000 teammates globally. For more information, please visit .


This position is responsible for learning the essential functions of the Driver Specialist position including accurate and timely distribution of food staples, food specialty products and restaurant supplies to various customer locations. This position will also incorporate exposure to the Warehouse and Yard Driver functions to demonstrate the operational expectations of the Driver Specialist position and the company and assist in the development process of becoming a Driver Specialist.


Other duties may be assigned. A teammate in this position must have the ability to:

  • Maneuver into position to attach trailer and handle lines to secure.

  • Inspect tractor-trailer for defects pre/post trip and submit DOT inspection report indicating condition.

  • Inspect bill of lading and store keys for accuracy in off hour delivery.

  • Inspect trailer to ensure product is secure for undamaged transport of product.

  • Drive tractor-trailer to destination, applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations and skill in maneuvering vehicle on the road and on customer premises.

  • Maintain driver log (Manual or PeopleNet) according to DOT regulations, documenting delivery receipt, product temperatures and exceptions.

  • Unload trailer, delivering product into customer premises.

  • Meet this position's physical demands.


A teammate in this position must:

  • Have a Class A Commercial Driver's License. It's preferred to have Class B driving experience and an accident free driving record for the past three years.

  • Be able to read and comprehend labels, instructions, and bills of lading.

  • Be able to perform mathematical calculations to verify quantities of product.

  • Be able to use a Tractor-trailer, 2 wheel dolly, ramp, and on-board PeopleNet device.

  • Be able to lift maximum of 100 lbs, and frequent lifting/carrying of up to 50 lbs.


  • The environment encompasses all areas of a Distribution Center, Transportation Department, or Transportation Shop.

  • The environment includes the tractor trailer.

  • The environment includes customer facilities.

Candidates must pass a background check, drug screen and other job requirements.

McLane is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability .