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Working As A Route 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

  • $23,120

    Average Salary

What Does A Route Driver Do At Darling International Inc.

* Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time
* Pump or load grease containers; ensure cleanliness of container and surrounding area; returns container with screen and lock secured; notes any damages to container or corral area; properly completes route ticket with customer signature
* Empties customers grease trap utilizing a company vehicle by pumping trap contents into vehicle.
* Ensures cleanliness of trap area; cleans all spilled grease if necessary.
* Collects and inspects raw material at time of pick up for any foreign or hazardous material at customer location (Local Runs)
* Required to maintain an Electronic DOT log (PeopleNet)
* Provides customer with receipt of pick-up and obtains signature of management at location.
* Responsible for company vehicle; maintains vehicle in cleanest possible manner; operates vehicle in accordance with Company, federal, state and local regulations.
* Conducts all safety checks and inspections of vehicle; operates vehicle under state, federal, local regulations and in accordance with company policy and procedures; observes all company safety rules
* Complete vehicle condition report on a daily basis; operates under all Company safety standards.
* Maintains excellent customer relations by providing quality, professional service at all times
* Responsible for completing all company required paperwork in accordance with company policies (route tickets, driver vehicle inspection reports, accident reports, mileage reports, service forms, etc.) on a daily basis
* Responsible for established route as assigned
* Attendance at all safety meetings required; may be asked to serve on Safety Committee
* All other duties as assigned by management
* Qualifications
* Must be 21 years of age
* Communicates clearly in verbal and written form
* Highly organized; superior time management skills
* Must possess a valid Class A CDL with a Tankers Endorsement or Class B CDL without tank endorsement
* Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations; adaptable to changing situations
* Must have a good driving record
* Ability to work well with internal staff and external customers
* Ability to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
* Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole

What Does A Route Driver Do At Waste Connections, Inc.

* Ability to safely operate a garbage truck on a specified route to collect residential waste.
* Ability to read route sheets and service each customer identified on the sheet or assigned by the dispatcher.
* Perform daily pre and post trip inspections.
* Ability to perform a physically demanding job, loading yard waste at approximately 300 stops with no helpers.
* Operate hydraulic hand controls to lift/load refuse and dispose of trash at designated facilities.
* Courteous interaction with our customers.
* Perform other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

What Does A Route Driver Do At Compass Group, North America

* Maintain proper inventory levels and product distribution for vending machines.
* Perform product rotation to ensure freshness at designated client locations for vending machines.
* Provide client and customer satisfaction in every aspect of job performance.
* Informs regular clients and customers of new products or services, listens to and resolves service complaints.
* Sets up merchandise and sales promotion displays or issues sales promotion materials to customers.
* Accountable for all receipt of goods, invoices, delivery tickets, cash received or collected and product.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Route Driver Do At Stericycle

* bull;Performs onsite/offsite document destruction of confidential information using mobile based shredding equipment. •Maintains a high level of security when emptying consoles by ensuring all documents are retrieved, bags are placed and the consoles are securely locked. •Services accounts using a hand-held device, providing customers a printed certificate of destruction upon completion of each service. •Operates mobile shredder to conduct on-site shredding daily. •Transports documents from client locations daily to be destructed offsite. •Performs mandated daily safety and maintenance checks on truck and shredder equipment. •Complete and maintain DOT logs when applicable.
* CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES: •Handles and responds to all customer problems and inquiries expediently and in the best interest of both the customer and Shred-it. •Develops and maintains a relationship with the account contact and decision maker to ensure contract renewals and prevent lost business. •Completes all necessary paperwork accurately as required by company policy. •Ensures that all customer containers have been serviced and are orderly and clean. •Maintains cleanliness of truck interior and exterior. •Always maintains personal appearance and truck presentation in accordance with policies.
* Presents the Shred-it image in appearance and actions as superior and professional. •Serve as a Helpful Expert in exceeding customer expectations on a regular basis.
* Position Requirements •High school diploma or equivalent. •Class B CDL preferred but not required •Minimum of one (1) year of route transportation experience is preferred. •Basic knowledge of truck maintenance. •Ability to lift a minimum of 57 pounds repeatedly over the course of the day.
* Must have a clean driving record.
* We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected

What Does A Route Driver Do At Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

* Exercise safe practices and work environment
* Deliver, fill, merchandise, and rotate products at customer accounts
* Ensure the "look of success" appearance of all Coke equipment and products
* Foster relationships with store management and personnel and provide superior customer service
* Ensure proper inventory of product, handling of cash and assets daily
* Candidate must be able to obtain; a valid medical examiners certificate (medical card) with Interstate non-excepted classification and a Class A license for the State hired.
* Interstate non-excepted does not allow for State approved medical waivers.
* CCBCC is an equal employment opportunity employer
* Location:
* Camden, AR
* Job Code

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How To Become A Route 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.


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


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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Route Driver Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • Dakota

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • French

  • Swedish

  • Hindi

  • Russian

  • Polish

  • Arabic

  • Vietnamese

  • Hmong

  • Mandarin

  • Korean

  • Urdu

  • Greek

  • Tagalog

  • Italian

  • Chinese

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Top Route Driver Skills

  1. Delivery Instructions
  2. Customer Service Skills
  3. Company Vehicle
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Selected the most efficient routes in compliance with delivery instructions and fuel policy.
  • Possess good customer service skills and the ability to lift up to 165 pounds.
  • Service and fill vending machines with company merchandise while using company vehicles and equipment.
  • Loaded delivery trucks according to safety standards and planned delivery routes.
  • Maintained a specific route, interacted with customers and distributed merchandise

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