Not what it would seem .
Pros: steady work & discounted parts
Cons: flat rate pay scale
Be very careful while interviewing as a new delivery driver, They are not completeiy honest with you.
You are offered a salary based on 8 hrs but the drive time alone on the frieght routes are 7 to 8 hours. This does not include unloading & picking up the cores (starters, alternators, other returns ect)
You will be working 10 to 12 hrs each day or more with bad weather or traffic. All of the delivery routes are set up this way which drops your hourly wage around 4 to 6 dollars per hour. As they keep adding to your work duties each day you work longer & longer for less & less . ( this is what they do... no question )
Management & recuiting does not tell you this correctly while interveiwing. They will say your route takes 7hrs, but that's just drive time. They tell you .... you will annually get X amount for the cores coming back. But after all the time in & the inaccurate count by them
Your lucky to half of what your told.. It's very difficult to keep track becouse of the numbers you are handling (& they will take advantage of that.)
The discount on parts is there for you & you hear about that alot.. Just a small % above cost . (This is true but it's not unlimited ).
Keep in mind freight routes are nights but when it's all said & done it's the equivalent alot of day routes elsewhere.
Napa is a average employer with below average pay for their drivers
benefits are average as well. Most of the guys I worked with were unhappy but they were car guys who wanted to be in that industry & were ok with getting some discount parts & had a working spouse so they stuck around.