Delivery driver

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How to become a Delivery Driver

The first and most important thing to do is get your driver's license and ensure that it is valid for the state you want to work in. For some roles, especially those driving cars or smaller trucks, this can be a standard license, but licenses issued in certain states might have restrictions which will limit the scope of the work you can do.

If you want to drive larger vehicles, you will need to complete the training and examination to earn a commercial driver's license. The requirements for these can vary from state to state, so check what you need for the state you want to work in and ensure that you maintain a clean driving record.

Most recruiters will expect applicants to have a high school diploma or a GED and any experience with driving will be looked on favorably.

What skills help Delivery Drivers find jobs?

  • Driving Experience
  • Delivery Driver Experience
  • Basic Math
  • Box Truck Experience
  • Commercial Driving Experience
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Customer Service
  • Courier
  • Manual Transmission Experience
  • Cash Handling
  • Time Management
  • Writing Skills

Career progression for Delivery Driver

Education levels for Delivery Drivers

0%0%1%2%96%Doctoral DegreeMaster's DegreeAssociate's DegreeBachelor's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED

Based on the requirements of Delivery Driver job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-2020-24Years of experience24k26k28k30k32kAnnual salary in USD

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Delivery Driver in the United States within the last three years.

Common qualifications for Delivery Drivers

  • Driver's License
  • CDL B
  • Non-CDL Class C
  • CDL
  • CDL C
  • CDL A
  • Chauffeur's Permit
  • Class D
  • Hazmat Endorsement
  • F Endorsement
  • Class E
  • Air Brake Endorsement
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about career advices for a Delivery Driver

Can delivery drivers progress in their careers?

Plenty of delivery drivers choose to expand their skills by training to drive different/heavier vehicles and broadening the scope of the services they can offer. This might include dangerous or specialty loads which can be in high demand.

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