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Working As A Driver

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Stressful

  • $21,367

    Average Salary

What Does A Driver 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 Driver

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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Driver Demographics

Gender

Male

79.7%

Female

18.9%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

61.4%

Hispanic or Latino

17.3%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

6.5%

Unknown

3.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.1%

French

6.8%

Arabic

3.7%

Carrier

3.3%

German

2.4%

Russian

2.3%

Portuguese

2.0%

Italian

1.7%

Japanese

1.4%

Chinese

1.4%

Mandarin

1.3%

Dakota

0.9%

Hindi

0.9%

Polish

0.9%

Turkish

0.6%

Urdu

0.6%

Cantonese

0.5%

Tagalog

0.5%

Swedish

0.5%

Korean

0.4%
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Driver Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

22.9%

Ashford University

6.2%

Universal Technical Institute

5.7%

Liberty University

5.6%

Houston Community College

5.3%

Kaplan University

5.3%

Kirkwood Community College

4.6%

The Academy

4.5%

Delgado Community College

4.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.7%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.4%

Hinds Community College

3.4%

Glendale Community College

3.4%

Grand Canyon University

3.3%

Strayer University

3.3%

Essex County College

3.2%

El Paso Community College

3.1%

American InterContinental University

3.1%

Lansing Community College

3.0%

Miami Dade College

2.9%
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Majors

Business

23.8%

Criminal Justice

10.9%

General Studies

8.1%

Automotive Technology

5.8%

Computer Science

4.8%

Accounting

4.3%

Psychology

4.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.8%

Education

3.3%

Electrical Engineering

3.2%

Medical Assisting Services

3.0%

Graphic Design

3.0%

Communication

3.0%

Liberal Arts

3.0%

Management

2.9%

Health Care Administration

2.7%

Nursing

2.7%

Precision Metal Working

2.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.5%

Information Technology

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

46.9%

Bachelors

20.7%

Associate

16.5%

Certificate

8.3%

Diploma

3.3%

Masters

3.2%

License

1.0%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Real Driver Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Drivers Valley Transportation Services of Massachusetts Nantucket, MA May 01, 2016 $52,885
Driver Ruiz Enterprises TX May 22, 2014 $50,547
Driver Britton Transport, Inc. Grand Forks, ND Jan 15, 2016 $43,744
Driver Jeffrey Crise Pinesburg, MD Nov 29, 2016 $37,316
Drivers Valley Transportation Services of Massachusetts MA May 15, 2014 $33,914
Drivers Valley Transportation Services of Massachusetts MA May 01, 2015 $32,578
Driver Rocky Mountain Cargo, LLC Salt Lake City, UT Jan 25, 2011 $31,305
Drivers Novaterra Inc. Platteville, CO Jan 30, 2008 $31,305
Driver Vivo, Inc. Nantucket, MA Mar 01, 2016 $30,992
Driver/Laborer Blue Mountain Landscape, Inc. CO Jul 10, 2014 $28,175
Driver/Laborer Blue Mountain Landscape, Inc. CO Apr 01, 2014 $27,778
Drivers Valley Transportation Services of Massachusetts, Inc. MA May 15, 2013 $26,630
Driver Independent Roofing Specialists, LLC Commerce City, CO Jun 06, 2008 $25,795
Driver S Transport Ooltewah, TN Jan 05, 2016 $25,044 -
$29,218
Driver D. S. G. K. Drywall, LLC Clark, NJ Feb 20, 2008 $25,044
Driver Challenger Transportation, Inc. Gaithersburg, MD Jul 02, 2008 $24,001
Drivers Easton Ice Company, Inc. MD Apr 01, 2014 $22,581
Sugarcane Driver Segura Farms LLC New Iberia, LA Aug 01, 2015 $21,246
Sugarcane Driver Gonsoulin Farms LLC New Iberia, LA Jul 30, 2015 $21,246
Sugarcane Driver Lejeune Brothers LLC Jeanerette, LA Aug 01, 2015 $21,246
Driver Union-Auto USA LLC Lithonia, GA Jan 05, 2016 $20,870
Driver Express One Logistics, LLC Bethesda, MD Jun 17, 2008 $19,889 -
$23,834
Driver Express One Logistics, LLC Bethesda, MD Aug 17, 2010 $19,889
Driver Express One Logistics, LLC Bethesda, MD May 14, 2010 $19,889 -
$23,834
Driver Express One Logistics, LLC Bethesda, MD May 24, 2010 $19,889 -
$23,834
Driver Express One Logistics, LLC Bethesda, MD Apr 07, 2010 $19,889 -
$23,834
Drivers Easton Ice Company, Inc. MD Apr 01, 2013 $19,889
Driver Express One Logistics, LLC Bethesda, MD May 18, 2010 $19,889 -
$23,834
Driver Express One Logistics, LLC Bethesda, MD Jun 19, 2008 $19,889 -
$23,834

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Top Skills for A Driver

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  1. Delivery Instructions
  2. Vehicle Maintenance
  3. Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Help with preparation of routes, procurement of permits and following delivery Instructions required regularly.
  • Performed preventive vehicle maintenance tasks daily.
  • Maintained safety security of disabled passenger's Used safety straps and securing equipment to ensure safety of passengers
  • Provided outstanding customer service *Followed standards and procedures to maintain safe work environment
  • Conduct inspection of buses, supervising students and maintain NH CDL-B license within State of NH laws.

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