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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Midwest Fiber is a recognized regional leader in paper, plastic, single stream, electronic and related recycling industries. Confidential Onsite Paper Shredding (COPS), one of Midwest's fastest growing divisions, seeks a full-time, first shift, local Route Driver to service our customer base. This position will be headquartered out of our Decatur, Illinois facility. The ideal candidate will have...
ROUTE DRIVERS/VENDING ROUTE OR DSD DELIVERY ROUTE Excellent opportunity Locally owned. Commercial Drivers Licensed not needed, but good driving record required. Vehicle provided. Will train, No experience necessary, Full-Time with Benefits. Professional appearance required. Apply at Tom's Snacks, Monday through Friday, 6am-4pm, 939 AT&T Center Parkway....
Route Sales Rep, Food Route Sales Rep Truck Route - Earn $35 - $45K + commissions -- Nationally expanding food-delivery company seeks a Food Route Sales Representative to deliver food and up sell customers on a delivery route in the Lancaster, NY, area. You will be assigned an established customer base that you will manage and grow. A regular driver’s license plus a willingness to deliver with a s...
Route Sales Rep, Food Route Sales Rep Truck Route - Earn $35 - $45K + commissions -- Nationally expanding food-delivery company seeks a Food Route Sales Representative to deliver food and upsell customers on a delivery route in the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Eden area. You will be assigned an established customer base that you will manage and grow. A regular driver’s license plus a willingness to deliver wi...
Job ID: 36820 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean ...
ROUTE SALES Martin’s Potato Chips, a leader in the snack food industry, is seeking reliable individuals with DSD experience in the Lancaster area. Previous sales experience required; with at least one year of route sales experience, a high school diploma or GED equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Our compensation package includes health, dental, Rx, life and disability insurance; 401(k); bo...
Job ID: 36637 Position Description: Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors Co., has a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in a strong sense of tradition. Our entire business model revolves around keeping North American businesses green. We generate more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue as a world-class environmental service organization and market leader in industrial hazardous waste manage...
Lehigh Valley Safety Shoes has been in business since 1978 and our specialty is safety footwear. We carry all the major brands and supply corporate companies with the best shoes for their employees. We are looking for a Shoe Mobile Unit Operator. Specific title is Footwear Specialists. Operates a 26,000 lb. straight truck. Drives to customer sites and sell and fit shoes and boots to employees of ...
Job Responsibilities: Experience in a similar work environment is preferred Deliver products and execute all promotions Service all scheduled customers by the end of shift Merchandise all accounts to local standards Settle cash and reconcile to truck inventory Comply with operating procedures (e.g., scan-in/scan-out, following designated route, etc.) Regular, reliable, predictable attendanc...
Seeking a Class A Route Driver for a Recycling / Trucking Company We have been in business for over 20 years; we are seeking Class A Drivers to due daily routes locally in Southern California. We recycle waste from restaurants, such as Fryer Oil, Grease Traps, Food Waste Etc.; we pick up the product and return it to our yard where we process the waste at our facility. Requirements for the Posi...
In order to maintain our goal of having the right part at the right price at the right time, O’Reilly Auto Parts have strategically placed distribution centers throughout the United States. Our strong distribution network positions us to deliver the right part, at the right price, at the right time to all of our customers every day. Our 27 distribution centers, located across the United States, a...
ROUTE DRIVER LOVE BOTTLING COMPANY Seeking aggressive, organized person. Good pay & benefits. Beverage experience preferred. Job Duties Include: Deliver & merchandise product. Maintain good customer relations. Stooping, kneeling, bending, lifting product on/off truck, shelves, etc. Professional, neat appearance. Benefits include: Paid holidays, vacation, PTO days 401k Medical, Dental, V...
Company Confidential Bettendorf, IA
Olympic Steel has been recognized as one of the best places to work. In fact, we've earned distinction as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the US and are a multi-year recipient of the Northeast Ohio NorthCoast 99 Award for excellence in attracting, motivating and retaining top performers. Monday – Friday, HOME EVERYDAY Delivering Steel within 150 Mile Radius Conestoga Trailers - NO TARP...
For over 65 years CSC ServiceWorks has proven stability and has been the nation’s leading provider of performance-driven laundry equipment and industry-leading service solutions to the commercial and multifamily industries. At CSC you have an opportunity to grow with us as we continue to expand our services across the United States as well as Canada and Europe. And…we’re hiring! At CSC we have on...
Job Description Position: Route Sales Driver Department: Distribution Location: Lake Charles, LA Reports to: Route Sales Supervisor/Branch Manager Position Summary: Responsible for sales of milk products to retail stores, driving truck over established route to deliver and sell products or render services by performing the following duties. Role Responsibilities: Safely loads and unloads p...
Canteen is the nation’s largest vending company with a client list including the majority of the Fortune 500 companies as well as leading universities, hospitals and other businesses. Canteen Vending has an Immediate Full-Time Opening for a Career-Minded Individual to Join Our Team as a Route Driver in the Miami and Coral Springs, FL area. Únete a nuestro equipo de ventas de ruta en las zona de...
ROUTE DRIVER Join the #1 team in water treatment! Culligan of La Crosse is hiring delivery drivers to service residential & commercial customers. We seek qualified candidates who have: •Clean Driving Records •The ability to lift up to 80 lbs. •Good people skills & neat appearance. Competitive comp package for this full-time position includes wage, commission & health care benefits. Send resume or ...
Company Confidential Hayward, CA, 94545
DRIVER: FT Route Driver/Warehouse In Hayward. Clean DMV A MUST Class C. Drug test. 8-5, M-F. $15/hr. Fax 510-441-0692...
ROUTE DRIVER Dependable hard worker to drive & pick-up residential recycling/trash. La Crosse Cty. area. Req. heavy lifting, valid Class B CDL/air brake endorsement, updated Fed Med card. Must pass pre-employment drug screen. Vacation, holiday pay, health, life, dental ins., retirement plan. Pay based on exper. Increase based on safety & performance. Apply at W6833 Industrial Blvd. Onalaska, WI 54...
Part Time Route Driver Institutional Care Pharmacy is seeking a flexible Part-Time Evening Route Driver to deliver medical products in company vehicle to nursing facilities in Ohio. Approximately 22-24 hrs per week. Route includes working two nights, then off for seven nights. No Route Delivery on Sundays. Accrued vacation, flexible scheduling & available medical insurance plan. A good drivi...

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Local/Delivery Driver


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