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Working As A Delivery Driver/Warehouse

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Stressful

  • $29,850

    Average Salary

What Does A Delivery Driver/Warehouse Do

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers pick up, transport, and drop off packages and small shipments within a local region or urban area. They drive trucks with a 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity or less. Most of the time, they transport merchandise from a distribution center to businesses and households.

Duties

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically do the following:

  • Load and unload their cargo
  • Communicate with costumers to determine pickup and delivery needs
  • Report any incidents they encounter on the road to a dispatcher
  • Follow all applicable traffic laws
  • Report serious mechanical problems to the appropriate personnel
  • Keep their truck and associated equipment clean and in good working order
  • Accept payments for the shipment
  • Handle paperwork, such as receipts or delivery confirmation notices

Most drivers generally receive instructions to go to a delivery location at a particular time, and it is up to them to determine the best route. Other drivers have a regular daily or weekly delivery schedule. All drivers must have a thorough understanding of an area’s street grid and know which roads allow trucks and which do not.

Light truck drivers, often called pickup and delivery or P&D drivers, are the most common type of delivery driver. They drive small trucks or vans from distribution centers to delivery locations. Drivers make deliveries based on a set schedule. Some drivers stop at the distribution center once only, in the morning, and make many stops throughout the day. Others make multiple trips between the distribution center and delivery locations. Some drivers make deliveries from a retail location to customers.

Driver/sales workers are delivery drivers who have additional sales responsibilities. They recommend new products to businesses and solicit new customers. These drivers may have a regular delivery route and be responsible for adding new clients located along their route. For example, they may make regular deliveries to a hardware store and encourage the store’s manager to offer a new type of product. Driver/sales workers also deliver goods, such as take-out food to consumers, and accept payment for those goods.

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How To Become A Delivery Driver/Warehouse

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically enter their occupations with a high school diploma or equivalent. However, some opportunities exist for those without a high school diploma. Workers undergo 1 month or less of on-the-job training. They must have a driver’s license from the state in which they work and possess a clean driving record.

Education

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically enter their occupations with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Training

Companies train new delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers on the job. This may include driving training from a driver-mentor who rides along with a new employee to ensure that a new driver is able to operate a truck safely on crowded streets.

New drivers also have training to learn company policies about package dropoffs and returns, taking payment, and what to do with damaged goods.

Driver/sales workers must learn detailed information about the products they offer. Their company also may teach them proper sales techniques, such as how to approach potential new customers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All delivery drivers need a driver’s license.

Other Experience

Some delivery drivers begin as package loaders at warehouse facilities, especially if the driver works for a large company. For more information on package loaders, see the profile on hand laborers and material movers.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. When completing deliveries, drivers often interact with customers and should make a good impression to ensure repeat business.

Hand-eye coordination. When driving, delivery drivers need to observe their surroundings while simultaneously operating a complex machine.

Math skills. Because delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers sometimes take payment, they must be able to count cash and make change quickly and accurately.

Patience. When driving through heavy traffic congestion, delivery drivers must remain calm and composed.

Sales skills. Driver/sales workers are expected to persuade customers to purchase new or different products from them.

Visual ability. To have a driver’s license, delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers must be able to pass a state vision test.

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Average Length of Employment
Route Driver 3.1 years
Warehouse/Driver 2.8 years
Delivery/Warehouse 2.3 years
Stock Driver 2.2 years
Delivery Driver 2.0 years
Delivery Person 2.0 years
Driver Assistant 1.5 years
Top Employers Before
Driver 8.1%
Cashier 5.6%
Manager 2.8%
Cook 2.8%
Teller 2.7%
Technician 2.6%
Top Employers After
Driver 9.9%
Technician 3.4%
Cashier 2.3%
Manager 2.3%

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Delivery Driver/Warehouse Demographics

Gender

Male

91.6%

Female

7.4%

Unknown

1.0%
Ethnicity

White

62.2%

Hispanic or Latino

17.7%

Black or African American

10.4%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

70.8%

French

4.7%

Carrier

4.7%

German

2.8%

Dakota

2.8%

Turkish

0.9%

Portuguese

0.9%

Urdu

0.9%

Croatian

0.9%

Chinese

0.9%

Greek

0.9%

Bosnian

0.9%

Serbian

0.9%

Japanese

0.9%

Occidental

0.9%

Czech

0.9%

Hindi

0.9%

Polish

0.9%

Arabic

0.9%

Italian

0.9%
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Delivery Driver/Warehouse Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.5%

Fresno City College

5.7%

Utah Valley University

5.7%

Tulsa Community College

5.2%

Ashford University

5.2%

Kirkwood Community College

5.2%

Boise State University

5.2%

Des Moines Area Community College

5.2%

Delgado Community College

4.6%

Portland Community College

4.6%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.6%

Owens Community College

4.0%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

4.0%

Lansing Community College

4.0%

Universal Technical Institute

4.0%

Fox Valley Technical College

3.4%

The Academy

3.4%

Lane Community College

3.4%

Salt Lake Community College

3.4%

University of Southern Mississippi

3.4%
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Majors

Business

25.6%

Criminal Justice

10.6%

General Studies

10.4%

Automotive Technology

6.0%

Precision Metal Working

4.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.5%

Computer Science

3.5%

Electrical Engineering

3.4%

Graphic Design

3.3%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.3%

Education

3.2%

Liberal Arts

3.0%

Communication

2.9%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.9%

Psychology

2.8%

Accounting

2.8%

Kinesiology

2.7%

Management

2.2%

Information Technology

2.0%

Computer Information Systems

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

53.2%

Bachelors

16.6%

Associate

16.5%

Certificate

8.3%

Diploma

2.8%

Masters

1.5%

License

0.8%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Delivery Driver/Warehouse

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  1. Delivery Trucks
  2. Furniture
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Handled show room floor* Drove delivery trucks* Delivered and assembled furniture
  • Delivered furniture and mattresses and repaired damaged furniture.
  • Provided quality customer service with hospital equipment and prescriptions.0qazaZZzz I setup and demonstrated how to use equipment
  • Delivered auto parts to various businesses throughout the Hobbs area Forklift operator and assistant manager for shipping and receiving in warehouse area
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.

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