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Working As A Pizza Delivery 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

  • $21,797

    Average Salary

What Does A Pizza Delivery 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 Pizza Delivery 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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Pizza Delivery Driver Career Paths

Pizza Delivery Driver
Warehouse Worker Technician Specialist
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Pizza Maker Home Health Aid Front Desk Agent
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Sales Specialist Territory Sales Manager
Commercial Sales Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Welder Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Delivery Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Account Manager Account Executive
District Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Driver Dispatcher
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Foreman
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Pizza Maker Delivery Driver Sales Consultant
Internet Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Forklift Operator Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Merchandiser Route Sales Representative
Route Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Account Executive
Sales/Marketing
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Field Service Technician
Service Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Technician Operations Manager
Terminal Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Production Supervisor Logistics Manager
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Pizza Delivery Driver Demographics

Gender

Male

76.0%

Female

23.0%

Unknown

1.0%
Ethnicity

White

64.2%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Black or African American

10.3%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

3.9%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.4%

French

8.6%

Japanese

5.7%

Portuguese

3.8%

Chinese

3.8%

Russian

3.8%

Arabic

3.8%

German

2.9%

Mandarin

2.9%

Italian

2.9%

Bulgarian

1.9%

Turkish

1.0%

Lithuanian

1.0%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Romanian

1.0%

Serbian

1.0%

Macedonian

1.0%

Catalan

1.0%

Armenian

1.0%

Cantonese

1.0%
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Pizza Delivery Driver Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

7.8%

Full Sail University

6.0%

Grand Rapids Community College

5.2%

Minnesota State University - Mankato

5.2%

Universal Technical Institute

5.2%

Illinois State University

5.2%

Humboldt State University

5.2%

University of Northwestern Ohio

5.2%

Suffolk County Community College

5.2%

Austin Community College

5.2%

Liberty University

5.2%

Hillsborough Community College

5.2%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

4.3%

University of North Texas

4.3%

University of Maine

4.3%

Texas State University

4.3%

Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

4.3%

Delgado Community College

4.3%

Monroe Community College

4.3%

Eastern Kentucky University

4.3%
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Majors

Business

18.8%

Criminal Justice

8.3%

Psychology

7.6%

Computer Science

7.0%

General Studies

6.8%

Automotive Technology

6.6%

Accounting

5.6%

Biology

3.9%

Kinesiology

3.5%

Education

3.5%

Liberal Arts

3.5%

Information Technology

3.4%

Communication

3.1%

Precision Metal Working

3.0%

Nursing

3.0%

Management

2.6%

History

2.6%

Music

2.5%

Graphic Design

2.3%

Medical Assisting Services

2.3%
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Degrees

Other

42.1%

Bachelors

30.0%

Associate

17.1%

Certificate

5.1%

Masters

2.5%

Diploma

2.5%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Real Pizza Delivery Driver Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Oakland, CA Feb 24, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Oakland, CA May 19, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Feb 19, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Feb 22, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Oakland, CA Feb 23, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Feb 17, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Feb 29, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Oakland, CA Jan 03, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Nov 03, 2016 $25,480
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Jose, CA May 04, 2016 $21,466
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Sunnyvale, CA Apr 04, 2016 $21,466
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Foster City, CA Apr 18, 2016 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Redwood City, CA Oct 05, 2016 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Menlo Park, CA Oct 05, 2016 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Foster City, CA Sep 11, 2015 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Menlo Park, CA Sep 11, 2015 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC San Francisco, CA Sep 16, 2015 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC South San Francisco, CA Sep 11, 2015 $20,405
Pizza Delivery Driver Pacpizza, LLC Redwood City, CA Sep 18, 2015 $20,405

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Top Skills for A Pizza Delivery Driver

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  1. Pizza HUT
  2. Customer Service
  3. Pizza
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Drive to designated locations to deliver food and beverage products in association with Pizza Hut.
  • Delivered pizza timely and efficiently, provided customer service both in-store and via telephone, and stocked inventory
  • Deliver Pizza Money Tending Customer Service
  • Prepared food while on duty and also ensured that all dishes were washed and sanitized before closing time at the store.
  • Delivered customer orders, operated the cash register, answered phones, prepared food, and performed daily clean-up.

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