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Cargo Handler/ Dock Worker

Department: CST
Location: Bensenville, IL

Company Overview:


At Central States Trucking, a proud partner of Forward Air Inc. our mission is simple: first class service…best-in-class performance. As the market leader in International Supply-Chain Trucking and Warehousing, we remain focused upon our guiding principles: excellence, innovation and integrity. Excellence means more than 34-years of experience and knowledge that comes from solving the complexities of the international supply-chain.


As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers. 


Position: Cargo Handler  

Job Description: 

Forward Air is seeking capable and career-oriented individuals to work in our fast-paced shipping/dock operation. Our Cargo Handlers are responsible for loading and unloading freight on our trailers in a safe and timely manner. Frequent lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of freight are required. All necessary training and materials for this position are provided.

Core Responsibilities & Duties: 

  •  Responsible for the loading/unloading of 53 ft. commercial trailers and the operation of scanners
  •  Use handheld scanners to efficiently track and maneuver freight through our distribution network
  •  Accurately label boxes and prepare freight for shipment
  •  Safely load and unload trailers by utilizing equipment such as hand trucks/pallets jack and forklifts
  •  Must be able to obtain certification and safely operate forklift and other machinery as required
  •  Verify documentation and condition of freight to assure quality standards are achieved
  •  Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds
  •  Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to ninety (90) pounds
  •  Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  •  Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  •  Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  •  Strong team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment
  •  Must be flexible to work weekends and overtime as needed
  •  Forklift and general freight handling knowledge is a plus
  •  General computer skills - Microsoft Office, Outlook, AS400
  •  Must be 18 or older
  •  All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation

We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.



Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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