Dealer Trade Driver - Bakersfield - job 1198058

Jim Burke Ford-Sterling

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Bakersfield, California

Employment type: Full-time

The Dealer Trade Driver safely operates a variety of vehicles from small car to medium-sized trucks up to 26,000 pounds. He/she will inspect vehicles for missing or damaged equipment and report it to management and accurately complete paperwork and turn it in to the inventory office as the vehicle is brought to the dealership. Maximum driving time is 8 hours or 14 continuous hours including breaks, rest periods. etc.

The ideal candidate must have a valid California Driver's License with a clean driving record and a valid Class "C" license as well as knowledge of interstate highways and rural roads. Candidates must be able to read a road map; communicate with dealers, management, and customers effectively; and pass an annual physical/eye/hearing exam.

This position doesn't have any set hours--you are on an on-call basis.


  • Demonstrates our values of Integrity, Respect, Professionalism and Excellence in every aspect of the job

  • Has a positive "can-do" attitude

  • Obeys posted speed limits at all times and all other rules of the road

  • Inspects vehicles for noticeable defects, such as dents, scratches, torn upholstery, and poor mechanical operation

  • Maintains cleanliness of vehicles and performs routine maintenance tasks

  • Performs work as assigned with efficiency, accuracy, and high quality following dealership, insurance company, and enterprise standards

  • Services vehicles with gas, oil, and water

  • Completes any reports or logs

  • Ensures that required documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations and standards

  • Manages all required paperwork and records and prepares documentation (forms, reports, etc.) when needed

  • Provides timely and accurate reports as required

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Customer service or related experience preferred

  • Unrestricted driver's license and clean driving record

  • Valid Class "C" license is required

  • Must be able to safely operate a variety of vehicles from small car to medium-sized trucks up to 26,000 pounds

  • Must be able to drive safely in all types of conditions from rural to highway/freeway

  • Must be able to fill the vehicle with gas safely

  • Must have knowledge of interstate highways and rural roads

  • Must be able to pass an annual physical/eye/hearing exam

  • Must be able to complete tasks in a timely manner

  • Must be able to operate all equipment associated with position

  • Must be able to problem solve

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Neat, clean, and professional appearance

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact professionally with customers, vendors, and staff

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