A world without delivery jobs is unimaginable. Delivery drivers connect warehouses to businesses and businesses to customers. Everything we order online—from tonight's dinner to new dinner plates—is brought to us by a delivery driver. Even the products we find in local stores were delivered there by a professional driver. You don't need a college degree to work in this fast-paced role, but a clean driving record is a must.
Delivery driver jobs are great for those who feel at home behind the wheel. You'll be spending many hours on the road, and it will work to your advantage if you're familiar with local streets and neighborhoods. You'll inspect your vehicle daily; follow all safety measures during the loading and unloading process; and pick up, transport, and drop off packages to businesses and private residences.
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To be a successful delivery driver, you need a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver's license, and a clean driving record. You might also need your own car and car insurance, depending on the position. From there, most companies will train new drivers on the job. In addition to the ability to work well under pressure, patience, excellent communication skills, and superior hand-eye coordination will help you thrive in this role. And, of course, your impressive time-management skills will guarantee timely deliveries.
Before you rev up your internal engine and start applying for your life on the road, you might want to look at your resume. Not sure where to begin? We happen to have some insider knowledge. Check out our resume samples and writing tips to help you get started. While you're at it, you might also want to peek at our cover letter samples and easy-to-follow writing advice. Putting in that extra effort will help to catch your future employer's eye.
Job interviews can feel intimidating, no matter how experienced you are. Just remember, they're already so impressed by you that they've invited you for an interview. To help you prepare powerful answers that will charm any hiring manager's socks off, check out our sample interview questions for delivery jobs. Some questions you can expect to answer are:
Wondering how much money you'll be making once you hit the road? Of course you are! Before you accept the offer, you need to know what you're worth. Pay for delivery drivers varies based on the industry you work in and your location. For example, the median pay for a sales delivery driver is $15.55 per hour, while restaurant delivery drivers usually make about $30,640 a year. Use Monster's convenient Salary Tools to discover how much you'll be earning in your area and learn how to move up in your career.
Many companies hire delivery drivers, but you may have a specific one in mind. That's understandable—you want to make sure to find your right fit. Use our company profiles page to search for companies that you're interested in. You'll find company information, pictures, videos, and their most recent job postings, including current delivery jobs.
Ready to get into gear and start rolling toward your new job? Start applying for the delivery jobs on this page now. And while you're in the neighborhood, don't forget to sign up for a profile on Monster. We'll connect you with recruiters, send you custom job alerts, and provide you with personalized career advice. Monster is here to help you move forward.