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Box Truck Courier, Mail Services – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28287BR
Department: Printing & Mail Services
Working Hours: Monday through Friday, schedule may vary with very early mornings
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Mar 27, 2024

$32 - 44k
Full Time - Regular


The purpose of this position is to distribute and pick up all critical, sensitive, and confidential mail, material, equipment, truck parts, motors, and supplies to and from Publix offices, warehouses, and store locations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Transporting cargo by driving Publix’s 15 and 24-foot box trucks to and from Lakeland Publix complexes, following predefined routes.
  • Loading and unloading into box trucks using Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs), including pallet jacks, single and double electric jacks, and forklifts
  • Delivering and collecting mail/pallets of materials
  • Sorting/distributing all incoming/outgoing interoffice, store and divisional, as well as pallets of mail
  • Completing all aspects of the 3:00 a.m. Monday morning retail store mail process, while still maintaining the daily responsibilities for the rest of the day
  • Assisting in other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 20 years old
  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain an excellent driving record
  • Must have basic knowledge of MS Outlook
  • Must possess excellent attendance and punctuality record
  • Must demonstrate safe working habits
  • Must have the ability to lift in excess of 70 pounds
  • Must be able to stand, walk, lift overhead, bend, stoops, squat, and carry for prolonged periods
  • Must have the ability to successfully complete the Publix powered industrial truck training and driving training class
  • Must be able to maneuver pallets ranging from 100 – 2,000 pounds with a manual hand jack
  • Must be able to use a 10 key calculator and personal computer
  • Must have good human relation skills (the ability to work well with other and be a team player)
  • Must be willing to assist other team members in other areas without interrupting the work flow of others
  • Must possess professionalism and confidentiality
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work under deadlines and handle a high volume of work accurately
  • Must be able to handle and prioritize a variety of tasks and responsibilities
  • Must be able to work any shift, nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
  • Must have the ability to withstand rapid temperature and weather changes
  • Must show enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work and
  • A commitment to Publix and our mission.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of box truck driving experience and mail distribution
  • Basic knowledge of Publix Mailroom database and PacTrac systems
  • Knowledge of Publix organizational structure


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

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