Class B CDL Garbage Truck Driver
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Transportation and Logistics
Specialty Truck Driver
Location 08638, Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
Class B Garbage Truck Driver

Company Introduction

Interstate Waste Services is the most progressive and innovative provider of solid waste and recycling services in the country! We primarily service Northern New Jersey, Southern New York State, New York City, and recently expanded our operations of transfer stations into Pennsylvania and Ohio, where we also own and operate a state-of-the-art rail-served landfill. We cater to a diverse range of residential, industrial, and commercial customers. Our mission has always been to provide our customers with the highest quality waste, recycling, and environmental services, while keeping focus on employee, customer, and environmental safety.

What makes our company culture unique is we have mastered the ability to balance the standards of a large corporate company while maintaining our small business family style culture.

Driver Highlights

Drivers are responsible for safely operating front, side, or rear-loading trucks, for the pick-up service of bags or containers filled with waste or recyclable material. Drivers transport the material to a disposal, transfer or recycle facility, and may make one or more trips throughout the shift.

Our Drivers service up to 500 customers per day according to their assigned routes. Routes may require Drivers to navigate through congested communities and confined or tight areas in city locations. Highly skilled backing maneuvers are essential to successfully perform this job. Our drivers routinely climb in and out of the truck cab to service customer accounts.

In addition, Drivers are responsible for ensuring their truck is in compliance with IWSs safety standards as well as OSHA and DOT regulations, and local traffic laws, prior to and while operating the vehicle.

Additional Responsibilities

Perform pre- and post-route inspections of assigned truck and document any safety issues on standard reports.

Continuously monitor for safety and service-related issues, as well as containers or other equipment in need of repair, and report any issues to the Route Supervisor or Dispatch.

All IWS employees are expected to be responsible and accountable for the safety for themselves, their colleagues, the trucks, and other equipment and property. Drivers must immediately notify Route Supervisor or Dispatch of any incidents, accidents, injures, or property damage.

Communicate professionally with customers and Dispatchers at all times. This includes receiving complaints about schedules and quality of service. Our Drivers must make note of and report on any such complaints and respond in a courteous and respectful manner.

Work closely with Route Supervisor to improve route efficiencies and identify best practices.

Work Environment

We are continuously investing in equipment, and many of our trucks are less than 2 years old.

We deploy both manual and automatic trucks.

The Driver position may be required to repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds, and move and maneuver up to 100 pounds, as well as mount and dismount the truck multiple times every route.

As part of our commitment to safety and accountability, all of our trucks are equipped with route tracking software and video monitoring. To find out more, check out this video.

We strictly adhere to DOT safety regulations, including motor vehicle record review and drug testing requirements.


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and legally eligible to work in the United States.

All Drivers must have a valid Class A or B CDL with airbrake endorsement, and a clean driving record.

At least 1 year of experience operating a vehicle requiring a CDL, within the last 7 years. Experience as a Driver or Helper for a refuge company is highly preferred.

Working knowledge of DOT, OSHA and applicable traffic regulations.

Must be able to speak and read English well enough to converse with the general public, understand highway traffic and signals, respond to official questions, and be able to make legible entries on reports and records.

Must be able to read and understand a map

Must be able to meet the physical and safety requirements of the position.

Must be willing and able to work required worked hours as allowed under DOT regulation and may include weekend, night, and/or holiday work.

Career opportunities

We believe in providing the training and development you need to grow your career with Interstate Waste Services. Many of our Supervisors, Managers, and other leadership staff, started their careers as Helpers, Drivers, or Dispatchers. IWS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

Salary and benefits

IWS is committed to providing a world class work place to all employees. Each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including, hourly pay based on experience and paid overtime, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and more. Our employees also receive Paid time off and Holidays.

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $23.00 - $27.00 per hour


401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee discount
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Referral program
Vision insurance


10 hour shift
Day shift
Home daily
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability


Commercial driving: 1 year (Required)


Commercial Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: One location

Health insurance