As the economy improves, more and more truck drivers will be needed as companies produce and sell more goods. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics over half a million new delivery driver jobs will be created over the next few years.
Do you like being out and about on the road? Are you a good driver? If so, then the life of a delivery driver may be the perfect life for you.
Delivery Driver Job Overview
- Make up to $25/hour
- Some drivers may be required to have a special license
- Work hours can be 8-5 M- F or may also be nights and weekends
Delivery Job Requirements
Most places hiring delivery drivers require a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. However, if you’d like to drive heavy trucks or tractor trailers, you’ll need your CDL (commercial driver’s license) and will need to attend special classes.
What do delivery drivers do?
Generally speaking delivery drivers transport goods from Point A to Point B. There are many different types of drivers, including tractor-trailer drivers, food delivery drivers and small package delivery drivers.
Tractor-trailer drivers are responsible for transporting large amounts of cargo. Deliveries may be close by or they may be across the country. Tractor-trailer drivers must deliver their goods on time, take care of their vehicle, refuel and obeying all traffic laws. As a tractor-trailer driver, you might transport boats one day, appliances the next and electronics the day after that. But one thing is certain, you’ll be on the road more often than not.
Food delivery drivers deliver food to people’s homes, take money and make change. Part of your paycheck will come from tips, so you’ll want to be fast and friendly. You’ll also need to have your own vehicle.
Ever shop online? It was probably delivered to your doorstep by a small package delivery driver. They work for places like UPS, FedEx and the U.S.P.S. and are responsible for handling items, delivering them quickly and getting signatures when needed. These drivers usually work daytime hours and manage a specific location.
How much money do delivery drivers make?
You won’t get rich, but you certainly will be able to pay the bills. On average, delivery drivers make $13.27 an hour. Heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers make a little more than average: $16.85 an hour. Delivery drivers, on the other hand, (like pizza delivery drivers and dry cleaning delivery drivers) make less than average – about $10 an hour. On average, couriers and other package delivery drivers make between $9 and $25 dollars an hour
Career paths for delivery drivers
There are several different career paths if you’ve got a passion for driving. Tractor-trailer drivers who are good at what they do can be promoted to a driver-trainer position or even a management position. Local delivery drivers can also work their way into a management position.
Current Truck Driver Jobs
1. FedEx package delivery driver job in Kentucky and Indiana
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4. Driver job in North Carolina
5. Delivery driver job in New Jersey