Boom Truck Driver and Operator

Colonial Materials, Inc.

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Hartford, CT

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

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.


  • Drive commercial motor vehicles on public roads and highways (including federal interstates and state roads), private property, and potentially to out of state job sites
  • Compliance of company, state and federal guidelines particularly as it relates to OSHA and DOT for the safety of all personnel
  • Maintain records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations
  • Maintain health and safety compliance in accordance with company policy
  • Perform pre-trip inspection of truck and trailer, equipment, paperwork, and loaded product to ensure accuracy of order before leaving the yard
  • Map and setup the route to the job site before leaving the yard
  • Confirm delivery location and any special instructions with the customer upon arrival to the jobsite
  • Safely unload and deliver materials while prioritizing personal safety and the safety of those around you
  • Immediately report all accidents and customer property damage to the Dispatcher and/or Yard Manager


Education/Licensing/Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma preferred
  • Valid commercial driver’s license required
  • Three-year motor vehicle history report must meet Company requirements
  • Overall knowledge of Department of Transportation regulations
  • Boom or crane experience preferred

Other Competencies:

  • Ability to self-manage, show initiative and be proactive
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing, with coworkers and customers
  • Ability to read and accurately follow instructions from customers
  • Ability to judge distance while delivering materials and/or operating boom


  • Stamina to continuously lift, carry, and move at least 100 lbs. in order to carry materials
  • Must be able to remain in stationary position while driving commercial vehicle 20% of the shift
  • Constantly, moving and unloading materials from commercial motor vehicle onto job site
  • Constantly, operates commercial motor vehicle and/or boom vehicle 
  • Constantly, positions self to unload and load materials from flatbed or boom
  • Constantly, working in an outside environment in all weather conditions while making deliveries


  • Must be able to prioritize job sites and deadlines
  • Must be able to manage stress depending on customer’s delivery window of time
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Must be able to receive information and directions
  • Must be able to quickly communicate solutions if problems occur


  • Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Paid holidays and vacation days


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.