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How to become a Driver

You don't need a college degree to work as a Driver. Drivers usually must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, and a license may be required to drive certain vehicles. A valid driver's license issued by the state where you intend to work is also needed. You must have a clean driving record and some employers may require a number of years' experience before they can employ you. The Driver must be willing to adhere to company rules, assigned routes and schedules.

How to become: Delivery Driver · Truck Driver · Route Driver · Van Driver · Local Driver
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What skills help Drivers find jobs?

  • Basic math
  • Bilingual
  • Box truck
  • Commercial driving
  • Communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Computer skills
  • Customer service
  • Delivery driver experience
  • Driving
  • English
  • Forklift
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Career progression for Driver

Education levels for Drivers

Based on the requirements of Driver job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
High school diploma or GED78.1%
Associate's degree11.2%
Bachelor's degree9.0%
Master's degree1.1%
Middle school education0.5%
Doctoral degree0.1%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Driver in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0 - 4$28,700
4 - 8$30,300
8 - 12$32,400
12 - 16$33,800
16 - 20$34,300
20 - 24$33,900
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Common qualifications for Drivers

  • Air Brake Endorsement
  • CDL
  • CDL A
  • CDL B
  • CDL C
  • CPR Certification
  • Chauffeur's Permit
  • Class D
  • Class E
  • Doubles/Triples Endorsement
  • Driver's License
  • First Aid Certification
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Common questions about career advices for a Driver

What skills do you need to be a Driver?

Drivers must possess the following skills to excel on the job:

  • Drivers must have a strong interest in driving and a love for frequent travels and journeys.
  • They must be ready to drive like trained professionals.
  • They must be highly-focused people.
  • They must always pay attention to details.
  • They must have good communication and interpersonal skills.
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What is the difference between a driver and an independent contractor?

A driver works directly with the company while the independent contractor drives independently.

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How long do you have to have your license to be a Driver?

You must have at least one year experience to be a driver and you need to be at least 18 years old.

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What are the duties and responsibilities of a Driver?

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