What does a Package Delivery Driver do?

Delivery drivers collect items from one location to transport them to a different destination. They transport items ranging from food to furnishings and may deliver to businesses or the public. Working with a route and a time schedule, delivery drivers pick up and drop off items while being mindful of timeliness. They load, transport, and deliver items to a client or a business. They review orders before and after delivery to ensure an order is complete and that charges are correct.

Delivery drivers assist with loading and unloading items from the vehicles and sometimes accepting payment for delivered items. They operate equipment and machines including cars, trucks, or a forklift and prepare reports and other documents relating to their deliveries. They abide by all transportation laws and maintain a clean and safe driving record while adhering to assigned routes and following time schedules. Delivery drivers provide excellent customer service by answering any questions and handling any clients’ complaints. Delivery drivers need a high school diploma or equivalency, including a GED and a valid driver's license issued by the state where they work alongside a clean driving record.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
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Career Opportunity
2.9 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

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2 Nov 2020

“Never knowing when you'll be done and unless you have a good supervisor Goodluck if you have issues”

Food Delivery Driver
4 May 2020

“Not many cons as it is a very simple job with a pretty good pay.”

Delivery Driver
13 Apr 2021

“You can log on and off whenever you want which is really good for students.”

REA GroupREA Group
Delivery Lead
6 Aug 2021

“Software development standards are well defined and you get to learn industry's best practices and methodologies.”

Donatos Pizzeria
Delivery Driver
5 Jan 2020

“The management was terrible and I enjoyed the job despite them not because of them.”

Personal Vehicle Delivery Driver
18 Jan 2021

“The schedule was very flexible and I could choose however many hours I wanted/needed to work.”

Delivery Driver
23 Jun 2019

“Good money and an interesting job if you enjoy driving as well as customer interaction.”

29 Oct 2021

“You work with some fantastic people and you get to work with them quite well.”

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