Jun 10, 2022

Trash Truck Driver - Side Load

  • Frontier Waste Midco LLC
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full time Transportation Professional

Job Overview

What We Do!

We are a Texas Based - Texas Proud waste solutions provider servicing your local residential, commercial and municipal trash and recycling needs. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional customer services starting with are hardworking Operations team to our Corporate Leadership. Since 2017, Frontier Waste Solutions has continued to grow and expand its footprint in Texas. We are looking for those looking to be part of this exciting endeavor and share our mission of being the best waste solutions company in Texas.

As they say, "There is no business, like trash business."

What We Are Looking For!



Driver operates a truck that transports solid waste to and from specified destinations. Size of truck is more than 5 tons.


Operates a residential recycling/solid waste collection truck and ancillary equipment on assigned routes to service customers while providing excellent customer service

Drives the vehicle from the right side when collecting house-to-house using a joystick to control arm and lifting mechanism to grab the collection cart and mechanically raise and dump into the hopper of the Side Loader

Uses extra care when near mailboxes, water meters, landscaping, electrical lines, trees, or any other obstructions

Prepares, receives, and provides appropriate documentation for the delivery and pickup of containers to ensure timely service

Loads, secures and unloads truck and follows all safety procedures at landfills and transfer stations

Maintains radio or telephone communications with dispatcher and supervisor to receive instructions or notice of changes concerning deliveries or pickups

Maintains route sheets, vehicle inspection records, and follows all federal and state DOT regulations

Delivers solid waste/recyclable to designated disposal/recycling facility

Loads solid waste, yard waste, and/or recyclables into the rear or side of waste collection vehicle

Operates equipment to compact waste into the vehicle

Operates truck and equipment using prescribed techniques to eliminate Driver induced mechanical failures

Completes pre-trip - post trip inspections and reports daily

Communicates vehicle mechanical problems immediately

Maintains route quality safety and service standards

Maintains clean vehicle interior and exterior

Identify and tag prohibited waste items and remove

Responsible for completing daily pre & post trip inspections.

Complies with all mandatory safety meetings & briefings, operational standards & policies, and maintains a valid Texas CDL and DOT medical card

Reports all safety and service incidents to the Supervisor immediately


At least 3 years of satisfactory driving experience of Class A or B vehicles preferred

Excellent communication skills and ability to deal professionally with customers, dispatchers, mechanics and other drivers

Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations

Excellent driving skills

Computer Skills: Basic use of Tablets and Applications

Pass drug screen and criminal background check

Successfully complete and pass a written and road test

Meet all Federal & State DOT requirements


Must be able to pass a DOT physical

Must be able to climb into and out of truck several times per day using 3 points of contact

Must be able to sit for long periods as well as walk for short periods

Must be able to bend, stoop, crawl and squat in order to perform a full inspection of the underside of the truck and inspect tires for adequate inflation and potential damage

Must be able to work outside for short periods of time in all types of weather

Must be able to see and hear proficiently to operate a commercial motor vehicle in a safe manner

Must be able to work in a moderately noisy environment


High School Diploma or GED equivalent


Possess a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License

Company supplies: Safety boots, uniforms and all PPE

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