*Yard Assistant / Hostler (Truck Driver) - starts at $18.00 to $22.50 DOE*

Ontario, CA posted on August 7

Follow your passion at Saladino’s Foodservice.
From locally-sourced to national brands, Saladino’s Foodservice provides restaurants with the products they want and the business solutions they need. As the largest independent, family-owned foodservice distributor in California, our company is built on family values, sustainable business practices, servicing the customer beyond their expectations and giving back to the communities we serve since 1944.
Saladino’s Foodservice is driven by integrity and innovations. The basis of our success lies within the diversity of our associates, their distinctive ideas and their commitment to setting the highest quality standards that create a meaningful and inclusive workplace. Saladino’s associates are among the brightest in the business with a shared desire to learn and advance within our growing company. We combine our individual skills to achieve a higher level of shared success and are committed to promoting diversity of thought, ideas, perspectives and people.



The Yard Assistant / Hostler is responsible for the efficient flow of equipment throughout the distribution center yard and to expedite inbound and outbound drivers and equipment. This position requires the safe operation of company provided equipment and is considered SAFETY SENSITIVE.


Essential Functions: 

  • Maneuvers tractor-trailer combination or yard goat within the yard to build and break up sets of trailers; fuels equipment as needed; records and reports all daily equipment assignments.
  • Interacts appropriately with onboard computer system.
  • Operates refrigeration units, including setting the correct temperatures according to trailer zones; maintains a temperature log.
  • Provides efficient flow of trailers in docks to support warehouse loading/unloading process.
  • Observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, reports injuries/accidents immediately, demonstrates safe behavior at all times, especially when using company property and/or operating equipment or vehicles.
  • Meets or exceeds company productivity standards.
  • Safety Sensitive jobs are held to a higher standard as reflected in performance evaluations and are subject to Random drug or alcohol testing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including filling in for route or shuttle driver.


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


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; ability to write simple notes
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Exceptional listening, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of DOT rules and regulations
  • Working knowledge of on board computer, such as Cadec, preferred


Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent combination of education and experience


Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid Class A CDL and Medical Card
  • Clean DMV printout (2 or less points)
  • Doubles endorsement



  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Saladino’s Foodservice cares about the health and wellness of its associates by providing them these benefits (among many others): 
• Health and Vision Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Flexible Spending Plans
• 401K Retirement Plan
• 401K match – up to 4%
• Discounts for cell phone plans, family attractions, movie tickets, and more
• Vacation
• Sick Leave
• Bereavement Leave