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Delivery Job Descriptions
Delivery drivers must safely transport important cargo through potentially crowded streets or congested freeway traffic to supply goods to households and businesses. Drivers often must load and unload trucks, which involves lifting and carrying heavy objects. Delivery workers process receipts and normally bear responsibility for procuring confirmation signatures of recipients, as well. Some delivery drivers also assume duties related to sales. In addition, package sorters work to prepare items for shipping.
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The advent of widespread GPS technology allows for improved route planning and readjustment, which makes deliveries more efficient and cost-effective. Businesses should continue growing in concordance with the growth of the economy as delivery drivers still make up the primary means of bringing goods to given destinations. Around 1,274,000 jobs exist in the delivery field, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Position Requirements and Salary Information
Job hopefuls should show exemplary driving skills and possess clean accident records. Patience with traffic and the ability to lift heavy boxes also help qualify applicants for hire. Customer service skills stand as highly important traits to possess during interactions made on delivery runs, and especially so for workers with sales responsibilities. Additionally, some delivery drivers may work overnight or early in the morning to ensure goods arrive at the right time. Job training for entry-level workers typically lasts one month or less. Applicants must possess valid driver's licenses and high school diplomas or equivalents to gain hire. The largest companies in the industry, such as FedEx and UPS, offer employment benefits like health care coverage and more. Delivery drivers generally earn around $13.00 per hour.