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What does a Route Driver do?

Route drivers deliver and sell goods from their vehicles while dealing directly with customers, delivering goods or services on either a retail or wholesale basis. The details of their daily schedule will depend on the area they work in. Wholesale route drivers will often deliver goods from warehouses to retail units, acting as a liaison between the suppliers and clients.


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Working as a Route Driver

  • Checking schedules and planning the most efficient route between stops
  • Safely loading vehicles, taking into account the order of drop off locations to maximize efficiency
  • Delivering items to their destination safely and on time
  • Keeping accurate records of delivery details, including customer feedback
  • Driving safely and observing all laws concerning road safety
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How much does a Route Driver make in the United States?

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The average salary for a route driver is $22.68 per hour in the United States. 13.1k salaries reported, updated at June 25, 2022.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


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Average $22.58 per hour

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Common questions about for a Route Driver

What is the career progression for route drivers?

Route drivers can progress into team leadership positions and use their skills and experience to manage other drivers. They can also become route supervisors or move into a sales and customer service roles for their company.

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What are the advantages about being a route driver?

Some advantages of being a route driver include:

  • Flexibility to choose shifts
  • Work-life balance
  • Opportunity to travel to various places
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What does a route driver do?

Route drivers sell and deliver retail and wholesale goods on local routes.

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