The primary role of a delivery driver is transportation. Delivery drivers typically operate a vehicle of some sort to deliver goods and other items to customers, clients, or other businesses. They are usually tasked with loading products into their vehicle as well. Delivery drivers generally spend a limited amount of time at the actual job site and more time commuting between their headquarters and delivery locations. Most of the work day is spent in a vehicle, with some loading time inside or outside depending on the company. The work is largely mental, with some physical elements interspersed.
Delivery drivers usually spend little time interacting with co-workers, although good communication skills are a must, since drivers frequently meet with customers and clients when delivering items. Some delivery drivers also work on teams depending on the task at hand.
Education, certification, and past experience required for this position will vary from company to company. For many food delivery jobs, a blemish-free driving record and valid license is required. A high school diploma may also be necessary. Some delivery driver positions provide the vehicle, while others require the driver use their own vehicle.
Hours of operation can vary greatly from job to job. Some delivery driver positions require an individual start working very early in the morning, while others require a late-night schedule.
Delivery Driver Tasks
- Document route, deliveries, payments, maintenance and other information.
- Safely and accurately deliver goods, receiving payments and answering questions If required.
- Check invoices to stock delivery van in order of best route to a series of deliveries.
- Maintain a clean and safe vehicle.