Route Driver Jobs

Route Driver Overview


Route Drivers do more than drive vehicles from place to place. Those who do this type of work often deliver goods to and from retail stores, residences and railroad stations. The position requires physical strength and stamina because drivers are often required to do much bending and lifting as they load and unload items. Those employed as route drivers might be required to present invoices and collect payment. Record keeping is necessary as drivers must keep track of all pick-ups and deliveries as well as any payments received. In addition, route drivers must be personable and be comfortable speaking with the customers whom they service. They also might be expected to up-sell merchandise or suggest add-ons to existing products.

Route Driver Education Requirements


Light truck and delivery service drivers require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Experience may not be necessary; however, a valid driver's license and a clean driving record is compulsory. Many companies provide on-the-job training, making this an excellent career choice for those who want to make a change.

Knowledge of hand held scanners could be helpful because delivery drivers are required to keep track of what enters and leaves their vehicles. Some companies may require knowledge of or provide training in the use of forklifts, truck lift gates and similar mechanical devices. Drivers might use global positioning software to guide them along their routes; therefore, those who understand how to use them might have an advantage over those who do not. Sales skills are a plus as well as a working knowledge of mathematics.

Route Driver Job Market


It is difficult to pin down by industry how open the job market is for route drivers since statistics include everything from newspaper delivery to food service. However, it is estimated that the job market will increase by 7 percent in the next decade. If you have more experience, a similar position would be as a Route Manager.

Route Driver Salary

Salaries for this position vary according to location and industry. The median salary for a Route Driver in the United States is $33,940.
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PART-TIME FIXED-ROUTE DRIVER CITY OF CLINTON Applications are currently being accepted by the City of Clinton, Iowa for part-time Fixed-Route Driver. Applicants must have ability to obtain a valid Iowa CDL Class B License with air brake and passenger endorsements within two-weeks of hire and maintain it throughout employment; subject to a thorough background investigation; applicant also subject...
Immediate position open in Vinita Route Driver: Class A CDL required. Competitive pay. Apply at Menu Maker Foods in Vinita industrial park behind UPS Monday- Friday 10 AM - 3 PM. Pre-employment background check/drug screen required. This job listing brought to you by The Pryor Daily Times...
The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado is now hiring Driver positions for Metro area donation collection operation. Our drivers collect donations of gently used clothing and household items to raise revenue for people living in Colorado diagnosed with Epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Driver Job Responsibilities: - Driving company-leased trucks for pickup of donations of household goods, clothi...
O'Reilly Auto Parts has 57 straight years of continuous growth and over 60,000 team members at more than 4,200 stores and 25 distribution centers in 42 states. We are determined to be the industry leader in the auto parts industry and believe that our team members are the most important asset in our business. Why should your career be with O’Reilly Auto Parts? O'Reilly Auto Partsis a stable soli...
O'Reilly Auto Parts has 57 straight years of continuous growth and over 60,000 team members at more than 4,200 stores and 25 distribution centers in 42 states. We are determined to be the industry leader in the auto parts industry and believe that our team members are the most important asset in our business. Why should your career be with O’Reilly Auto Parts? O'Reilly Auto Partsis a stable soli...
CLASS A ROUTE DRIVERS O'Reilly Auto Parts is currently recruiting for Class "A" Route Drivers. This driver classification requires the applicant to have a HazMat Endorsement at the time of hire and we also require at least one year of tractor trailer driving experience. The Route Driver position is Mn.-Fri. nighttime schedule allowing the applicant to be home every morning. O'Reilly Auto Parts off...
DELIVERY ROUTE DRIVERS-SEASONAL Independent FedEx Ground contractor looking for qualified drivers for local pick up/delivery routes. Routes start and end at the FedEx Ground facility in Holmen. Applicants must have a minimum of one year of verifiable experience driving a like-sized commercial vehicle within the past 3 years OR 5 years of driving experience in the last 10 years. Must also be able t...
Stericycle is seeking a CDL A ROUTE DRIVER! - GREAT HOME TIME! ( 1 Over night trip per week) - Great Affordable Benefits - No Hazmat Needed - First Shift Responsible for servicing assigned LQ (Large Quantity) and SQ (Small Quantity) accounts in the most professional way, ensuring that customers’ needs are met on a continual basis for various waste pickup and supply delivery. Provides the high...
MILK ROUTE DRIVER Part-time Driver to work every other weekend in Rollingstone/Winona area. Starting pay $17/hr. Class A CDL required. To apply, Contact Dennis at 800-325-4728....
JOB OPENING La Harpe C.S.D. #347 is taking applications for Substitute Regular Route Driver Contact Transp. Dir. Jeanne Clayton at (217)659-7739 or ***** Current pay is $33.21 per morning OR afternoon route. Requires School Bus Driver Permit. Apply at 404W.Main St., La Harpe, IL 61450...
FT/PT/Seasonal Delivery Route Driver Positions Available Now Independent FedEx Ground contractor looking for qualified drivers for local pick up/delivery routes. Routes start and end at the FedEx Ground facility in Holmen. Applicants must have a minimum of one year of verifiable experience driving a like-sized commercial vehicle within the past 3 years OR 5 years of driving experience in the last ...
VENDING ROUTE DRIVER Hiring F/T. Driving is local. Pay $11.54/hr. Andy 650-962-1447...
Diamond Staffing is hiring part time and full time route/delivery drivers in the Edison/Central NJ area. Varied scheduled. Monday to Friday schedule are available as well. Hours are 4am to finish(subject to change based on needs) Duties include: - Route Deliveries - Truck swap - Dock work Ideal candidates will match the following criteria's: - Past route delivery experience necessary - C...
Route Drivers & Class LTL Drivers Do you like to drive? Do you like to work independently without someone looking over your shoulder? Are you more dependable and reliable than the current company that you are working for? Do you want to get recognized and rewarded for the hard work? If you answered yes then we need to talk. We’re Spee Dee Delivery Service in Collinsville, IL. If you decid...
ROUTE DRIVERS Do you like to drive? Do you like to work independently without someone looking over your shoulder? Are you more dependable and reliable than the current company that you are working for? Do you want to get recognized and rewarded for the hard work? If you answered yes then we need to talk. We're Spee-Dee Delivery Service in Sugar Grove, IL. If you decide to work with us it will be y...
Company Confidential Toledo, OH, 43614
ROUTE DRIVER (LOCAL) - CLASS A/B Experienced only, day shift, home for dinner daily, only hard working need apply. Fax resume to (419) 873-8493....
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX
ROUTE DRIVERS Liberty Tire , ROUTE DRIVERS *GREAT PAY *HOME DAILY *BENEFITS We are currently looking for Class A, B, and C Route Drivers to join our winning team! 2 years minimum experience 1 year minimum exp. driving a box truck APPLY IN PERSON: 6830 W. Laguna Rd San Antonio, TX 78223 Phone: (877)865-2253 Fax: (817)205-0463 ONLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED. BACKGROUND CHE...
ROUTE DRIVER C.J.W. Inc., a Miller/Coors Distributor, servicing Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth Counties is looking for full time drivers who hold a Class "A" CDL license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days. Responsibilities include: deliver, unload, rotate and merchandise stock. Fast paced service oriented industry. Excellent customer service skills are a must. You must be 18 years of age, ...
ROUTE DRIVER NEEDED-PART TIME Day Shift Hours CDL Not Required Apply Online: kmtire.com ***** madison.com 294015...
Driver/Errand position available, pick up from vendors and return to main office. Non Smoker, good driving record, no criminal record , well mannered. Broward County area knowledge necessary , not a must....

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Transportation Career Tools

Local/Delivery Driver

Salaries

$16,560.00 - $48,000.00
Typical Salary for Local/Delivery Driver
(587 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

High School
34.5%
Some College Coursework Completed
33.3%
Bachelor's
11.6%
Associates
8.3%
Vocational
4.9%
Certification
3%
Some High School Coursework
2.8%
(432 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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