What does a Delivery Driver do?
Delivery drivers collect items from one location to transport them to a different destination. They transport items ranging from food to furnishings and may deliver to businesses or the public. Working with a route and a time schedule, delivery drivers pick up and drop off items while being mindful of timeliness. They load, transport, and deliver items to a client or a business. They review orders before and after delivery to ensure an order is complete and that charges are correct.
Delivery drivers assist with loading and unloading items from the vehicles and sometimes accepting payment for delivered items. They operate equipment and machines including cars, trucks, or a forklift and prepare reports and other documents relating to their deliveries. They abide by all transportation laws and maintain a clean and safe driving record while adhering to assigned routes and following time schedules. Delivery drivers provide excellent customer service by answering any questions and handling any clients’ complaints. Delivery drivers need a high school diploma or equivalency, including a GED and a valid driver's license issued by the state where they work alongside a clean driving record.
Delivery Driver Salaries
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Delivery Driver Insights
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Delivery Driver Interviews
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a delivery driver
When working as a delivery driver, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Customer Service, CDL Hazmat, Box Truck, Load Unload and Enthusiasm.
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The most common qualifications to become a delivery driver is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.