Tool and Fastener Delivery Driver

Colonial Materials, Inc.

Philadelphia, PA

GMS is the leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceiling products and other specialty building materials. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 250 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit or any one of our subsidiary company websites.

Summary of Position:

The Primary function of a delivery driver is to safety and efficiently operator a commercial motor vehicle in compliance with company policies along with Federal and State regulations and delivers all freight undamaged. Work as a team player to deliver, load/unload materials while providing a world class customer service experience.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Safe operation of delivery vehicle (adherence to all traffic laws)
  • Complete vehicle inspection reports
  • Maintain cleanliness of delivery vehicle
  • Assist dispatcher in preventative maintenance
  • Delivery of materials (stocked in customer’s desired location)
  • Handling and documentation of returned products
  • Accurate pick up and processing of purchases
  • Attendance and participation in weekly safety meetings
  • Assist in accurately loading orders
  • Obtain customer signatures and review details
  • Effective communication with customers prior to and during deliveries
  • Efficiency in delivery and pick up of product transfers to CBSI locations
  • Effectively communicate with dispatcher and follow scheduled route
  • Accurate and timely processing of delivery documents
  • Proper use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)  
  • Assist in order pulling when not on delivery
  • Assist in warehouse cleanliness and organization
  • Assist in any duties that drive customer service levels
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Other Competencies:

  • Ability to self-manage, show initiative and be proactive
  • Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing to coworkers and customers

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • 3 years of a valid state issued driving record
  • Must maintain a safe driving record in line with GMS standards and pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • A positive attitude and professional appearance are required
  • Geographic knowledge of area, delivery experience, experience with building materials and customer service experience are helpful to this position, but not required

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to remain in stationary position while driving commercial vehicle 40%
  • Constantly, moving from unloading materials from commercial motor vehicle onto job site
  • Constantly, operates commercial motor vehicle and/or boom vehicle
  • Constantly, positions self to unload materials from flatbed or boom
  • Must be able to judge distance while delivering materials and/or operating boom
  • Frequently moves materials weighing up to 80lbs while unloading flatbed
  • Must be able to communicate with management and coworkers and be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Constantly working in outside environment while making deliveries

Mental Demands:

  • Must be able to prioritize job sites and deadlines
  • Must be able to manage stress depending on customer’s deadline
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Must be able to receive information and directions
  • Must be able to quickly communicate solutions if problems occur
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high degree of sound judgement

Company Benefits:                                                                                            

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid holidays & vacation days   
  • Competitive compensation


This job description is subject to change at any time.

Launch your career with a national building materials distributor and discover opportunities for growth and advancement. Our people have the independence and authority to make a difference. We invest in relationships, and every person is important. Our highest priority is serving others. We passionately pursue a safe work environment along with a relentless focus on operational excellence. We believe you can never go wrong doing the right thing.