How to Hire an RV Driver

You may find that your business needs to hire an RV driver to deliver your inventory of campers or RVs to specific locations. You may also need to hire a private RV driver to deliver your personal vehicle somewhere for a family vacation or journey. Whichever the case may be, here are some tips to help you find great RV driver candidates.

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RV drivers searching for jobs on Indeed*

30,245

Job seekers that clicked RV driver jobs

4,223

Resumes for job seekers with RV driver experience on Indeed

1,356

RV driver jobs that received clicks

What is the cost of hiring?

  • Common salary in US: $19.91 hourly
  • Typical salaries range from $7.25$42.75 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – April 2021

As of April 2021, RV driver jobs in the U.S. are very competitive compared to other job markets, with an average of 22 job seekers per RV driver job.

Why hire an RV driver?

Your need for an RV driver may vary, but adding one to your team or organization can be an added benefit. An excellent RV driver can help your business:

  • Drive and deliver RV inventory to a retail or rental location
  • Move your private RV to a specific location for family use
  • Reduce wear and tear with proper driving and delivery of your RV

Deciding between a full-time vs freelance RV driver

Before writing an RV driver job description or interviewing candidates, decide whether a full-time or freelance driver is the best fit.

A full-time RV driver usually works for a private RV rental company, ranging from standard motorhomes to luxury vehicles. Professional RV drivers are trained to inspect, operate and maintain the vehicle over long distances.

Freelance RV drivers also deliver vehicles from point A to B safely, but they’re often more flexible. Since they work independently, they can operate clients’ RVs and are not limited to the choices in the fleet provided by a rental company. 

What are the types of RV drivers?

When you want to hire an RV driver, it’s important to understand driver qualifications. The most suitable driver will depend on the type of vehicle you want them to operate, whether it’s being delivered or used for touring, the driving distance, etc. Here are common types of RV drivers:

  • Commercial RV driver or RV transport driver: A commercial RV driver transports RVs without passengers to and from job sites or commercial destinations on behalf of a dealership or private client. They’re typically licensed to operate Class A, B and C motorhomes as well as campers, travel trailers and fifth wheel RVs.
  • Luxury RV driver: These professional drivers operate high-class vehicles with many amenities. Clients can often book countrywide trips with specific stops at local attractions. 
  • Personal RV driver/personal driver: Personal RV drivers provide transportation for clients using an RV rather than a conventional vehicle, such as a sedan or cab.

Where to find RV drivers

To find the right RV driver for your business, consider trying out a few different recruiting strategies:

  • Use word of mouth. Know any dealership owners, fleet managers or other transportation professionals? Ask if they’re aware of qualified RV drivers to fill your position.
  • Network. Use conventions, conferences and transportation industry events to scout potential candidates. Sharing business cards is an easy way to start the conversation.
  • Hire from within. Evaluate your current staff and see if anyone would be willing to take on a new role within the company. You may already have qualified RV drivers available. 
  • Post flyers in your community. Post flyers advertising your job opening at high-traffic locations around the community.
  • Post your job online. Try posting your RV driver job on Indeed to find and attract quality RV driver candidates.

What are the types of RV drivers?

When you want to hire an RV driver, it’s important to understand driver qualifications. The most suitable driver will depend on the type of vehicle you want them to operate, whether it’s being delivered or used for touring, the driving distance, etc. Here are common types of RV drivers:

  • Commercial RV driver or RV transport driver: A commercial RV driver transports RVs without passengers to and from job sites or commercial destinations on behalf of a dealership or private client. They’re typically licensed to operate Class A, B and C motorhomes as well as campers, travel trailers and fifth wheel RVs.
  • Luxury RV driver: These professional drivers operate high-class vehicles with many amenities. Clients can often book countrywide trips with specific stops at local attractions. 
  • Personal RV driver/personal driver: Personal RV drivers provide transportation for clients using an RV rather than a conventional vehicle, such as a sedan or cab.

Writing an RV driver job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified RV driver candidates. An RV driver job description includes a compelling summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, the approximate delivery route and timeline and the required and preferred skills for the position.

When writing your RV driver job description, consider including some or all of the following keywords to improve the visibility of your job posting. These are the most popular search terms leading to clicks on RV driver jobs, according to Indeed data:

  • RV technician
  • RV
  • Technician
  • Hiring immediately
  • Service technician
  • Audio
  • RV tech
  • Maintenance technician
  • Sales
  • Audio visual

Interviewing RV driver candidates

Strong candidates for RV driver positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

  • Their ability to handle long-haul drives on their own
  • Their ability to drive a large RV on surface streets and highways

Need help coming up with interview questions? See our list of RV driver interview questions for examples (with sample answers).

FAQs about how to hire an RV driver

Do I really need an RV driver?

It’s possible to drive an RV yourself with the proper license and experience. However, hiring a professional driver can save time, money and effort that may be better spent on other tasks.

How do I choose between two good RV driver candidates?

If two candidates are similarly qualified, focus on specific skills that make one driver more attractive than the other. For example, soft skills such as a clean appearance and respectful attitude are crucial for a luxury RV rental company, whereas hard skills may be more important for a client seeking a driver for their road trip.

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