How to write a Driver job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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What does a Driver do?

A driver works in various industries to transport people, goods or products from one place to the next. They use their knowledge of the service delivery area to ensure the business runs smoothly and products are received in a timely and professional manner.

Driver job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Driver job titles

  • Delivery Driver
  • Route Driver
  • Package Delivery Driver
  • Driver (Part-Time)
  • Package Delivery Driver (Seasonal)

Driver job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Driver job summary

Our store is rolling out a program that lets customers within 20 miles place orders online for home delivery in the next two days. We’re looking for a Driver who is energetic, personable and safe. You must enjoy meeting people and be deeply familiar with area nuances, such as back roads and traffic patterns. The Delivery Driver must be able to lift packages up to 70 pounds and bend and twist as necessary. Drivers will generally work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but occasional extended hours and weekend hours may be necessary, especially around holidays.

Driver responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Driver responsibilities

  • Use route navigation apps and knowledge of area to deliver packages to customers on time
  • Interact with customers in a professional manner
  • Work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Complete daily maintenance checks on delivery van and notify manager of any issues
  • Drive in inclement weather, such as light snow
  • Maintain electronic logs to track routes and deliveries

Driver qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Driver skills

  • Minimum of one year driving experience within 30-mile radius of store
  • Ability to manage time and routes for a streamlined delivery experience
  • Strength to lift up to 70 pounds plus bending and twisting
  • Work well independently
  • Open and transparent communication
  • Familiarity with GPS devices or map apps

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Job Description Examples

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