Grain Truck Driver - Western Grain Marketing - Ashland, IL

At Western Grain Marketing, you have the opportunity to make an immediate impact. Working with the industry's top professionals, you'll develop new expertise through varied job experiences and company-sponsored training programs. And you'll be recognized and rewarded for your contributions. Plus, FS believes in attracting and retaining diverse talent. You can contribute your unique experiences and background to build a community that fosters mutual respect and meaningful relationships.



Under the direction of the Grain Quality Control Manager and/or the Regional Grain Improvement Manager, this position is responsible for operating a single, tandem, or multi-axle configuration truck for delivery and/or pick-up of grain following specified time schedules to/from the company locations or customer locations to achieve profitable business growth.



  • Operates all assigned vehicles, single, tandem, or multi-axle configurations, forklifts, etc., in accordance with established safety standards and proper vehicle operation techniques.
  • Performs and records daily safety checks of assigned vehicle(s) and associated equipment by conducting pre-trip inspections, such as checking fuel and oil levels and inspecting tires, lights, and brakes.
  • Follows the preventative maintenance program and maintains a clean truck to present a professional appearance.
  • Ensures that all deliveries and pickups are made in accordance with time schedules and performs duties in a manner that promotes superior customer service and professionalism within the company and the industry.
  • Ensures that all associated documentation, such as bills of ladings, delivery tickets, and invoices, are completed accurately and returned to the company location at the end of the day to ensure timely settlement.
  • Completes necessary paperwork, including accurate logbooks, records of loads, and any other assigned record-keeping duties daily.



  • Understanding and experience with mechanical diagnosis, service, repairs, maintenance, and upkeep of equipment and vehicles.
  • Responsible for maintaining company equipment according to company standards.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



Education and Experience

  • Normally requires a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof.
  • Normally requires two (2) years or more of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to operate tractor-trailer equipment safely and to meet company and DOT standards.


Functional Competencies

  • Responsible for adhering to the company Employee Policy Manual.
  • Adhere to company policy regarding expenses, Paid Time Off (PTO), and vehicle usage reporting.
  • Exhibit a professional image and maintain a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work extended hours, on-call as business conditions warrant, weekends, seasonal hours, holidays, and overtime if needed.


Core Competencies

Demonstrate core competencies, including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision-making, and skill development.


Other Requirements

  • Exhibit regular and prompt attendance, including but not limited to all required meetings and training programs.
  • Provides professional customer service that results in a pleasant experience for customers.
  • Maintains a safe working environment and promotes safety amongst customers and employees.
  • Keep a Class CDL License with required endorsements and any other applicable certification, license, or permit, valid medical card, and satisfactory driving record, as applicable.



  • Exposed to grain dust and noise from grain probes, truck traffic, and elevator operation.
  • May be required to work at varying heights, including climbs on grain bins, legs, etc.
  • Exposed to extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.).



                                Physical Abilities                                                 Lift/Carry

                             Stand      Frequently                                     10 lbs. or less                Frequently                           

                Walk       Frequently                                            11-20 lbs.               Frequently                               

                 Sit           Frequently                                            21-50 lbs.               Occasionally

                                 Handling/Fingering      Frequently                   61-100 lbs.              Occasionally

                                 Reach Outward      Frequently                          Over 100 lbs.              Occasionally

                                 Reach Above Shoulder       Frequently                          

                                Climb      Frequently                                            Push/Pull

                                Crawl      Occasionally                                         12 lbs. or less              Frequently               

                 Squat or Knee     Occasionally                          13-25 lbs.              Frequently                           

                 Bend       Occasionally                                        26-40 lbs.              Occasionally

                 Driving   Frequently                                            41-100 lbs.            Occasionally



Western Grain Marketing strives to provide a Total Rewards package that delivers exceptional pay for exceptional performance, recognizes your dedication to our mission, and helps us attract and retain the highest caliber of talent. 


We are an equal-opportunity employer.

Western Grain Marketing is an equal opportunity employer, always looking for hardworking individuals to join our team.


Nearest Major Market: Springfield

Job Segment: Logistics, QC, Operations, Marketing, Quality