Route Driver

The Route Driver fills an important role within nexAir’s operations. This position will deliver products to businesses, institutions and other customers on a scheduled route or intermittently. The employee will serve customers by meeting customer needs and resolving customer problems, drive a straight-truck loaded with compressed gas cylinders, liquid cylinders and hard goods for delivery to the customers on the scheduled route and other duties as necessary.

At nexAir, you’re covered.

Our benefits package is built for you and your family.

  • ​Competitive pay
  • Home daily
  • Comprehensive retirement plan
  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Substantial vacation and leave
  • Tuition reimbursement to further your education

Job Details


Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Upload, deliver and download safely to customers hardgoods orders, as well as, cylinders containing compressed gases; return empty cylinders to plant for refilling.
  • Maintain load manifests and all other vehicle documents, ensuring they are properly completed and balanced with truck counts and shipping documents before and after deliveries.
  • Establish and maintain good customer relations, by communicating in person with customers, providing information on cost, ordering and delivery times, etc.
  • Identify and monitor customers’ needs and work with them to maintain proper hardgoods and cylinder levels to minimize or eliminate emergency deliveries.
  • Operate a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment.
  • Ensure all safety rules are strictly observed.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • One (1) year driving experience.
  • CDL A or B with HAZMAT.
  • Employee must meet all physical qualification standards imposed by the DOT.
  • Clean MVR driving record.
  • Ability to read and comprehend Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk on concrete for an extended period of time, bend, use hands and arms, must be able to handle cylinders regularly weighing 150 pounds, up to a maximum of 600 pounds. The employee also occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and hazardous materials and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risks of electrical shock. The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as required.


  • Hourly, Non-Exempt Employee
  • Full-time

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

I’ve been blessed to work for three generations of leaders with their own management styles. Each has served as a beacon to employees and improved the company in his own way. Over the years I’ve learned so much, been provided with so many opportunities for which I am sincerely grateful.


Vice President of Human Resources, Crosstown

All of the people I’ve met from the beginning to now feel like family, but it’s the customers who keep me going. Every morning I wake up thinking about my customers and how I can best meet their needs.

-Roosevelt “The Tank”

Route Driver, Huntsville

Since I started with the company, it has done nothing but grow and adapt to the world around it. From acquiring new businesses to merging with other companies, the diversity in service makes me confident nexAir is here to stay and will continue to grow.


Branch Operations Manager, Birmingham

I’m proud to work at nexAir because our co-workers and leadership come together to create a company that promotes growth and development. Everyone’s goal is to be successful, and there is no better feeling than one team, one dream.

-Farrel Thompson

Manager, McLean