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.

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What skills help Drivers find jobs?

  • Driving
  • Commercial Driving
  • Basic Math
  • Inventory Control
  • Box Truck Experience
  • Paratransit
  • Delivery Driver Experience
  • Tanker Experience
  • Commercial Vehicle Experience
  • Van Driver
  • Manual Transmission Experience
  • Heavy Lifting
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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.

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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.

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Common qualifications for Drivers

  • CDL
  • CDL A
  • CDL B
  • Driver's License
  • Doubles/Triples Endorsement
  • Hazmat Endorsement
  • Tanker Endorsement
  • Air Brake Endorsement
  • CDL C
  • Non-CDL Class C
  • Passenger Endorsement
  • Chauffeur's Permit
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Frequently asked questions

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?