Delivery jobs are available for individuals that can load and unload light and heavy packages on a routine basis. These delivery jobs also include the ability to perform or provide routine maintenance on the cars and trucks used as a part of the delivery duties. Other crucial responsibilities of an experienced delivery driver include maintaining records such as gas receipts, delivery schedules, and whenever receiving a payment from a customer or client.
On an average workday, these delivery jobs require individuals to be responsible for obtaining a signature from the customer that confirms they have received the package. It also involves making any notations of cash transactions or other forms of payment. A large variety of paperwork is often necessary to be maintained by the delivery driver. These include confirmations of delivery, along with any maintenance record on the car, or truck, especially if an emergency repair has been made on the vehicle. The driver will also be required to continuously update all mileage information in the delivery logbook every day.
What Is Delivered
Based on the company the driver is currently working for, he or she will deliver a variety of products, merchandise, goods and large items. It may be furniture, canned goods, groceries, produce, heavy equipment, office supplies and even vehicles. Some delivery jobs involve the transport of hazardous chemicals, which often requires a specialized driver’s license and training.
Traffic Delay Reports
Many times, the driver delivering goods, packages, documents and merchandise will run into significant traffic delays due to hazardous road conditions, bad weather or other issues. They need to fill out a report or relay the information to the company dispatcher. Part of the reporting system requires using a two-way radio, or a cell phone to provide detailed information to the dispatcher of all the delay specifics, so the dispatcher can help reroute the driver to get them to their destination on time.
Deliveries are made to companies or individuals, and require continuous customer interaction. These delivery jobs require individuals that have exceptional communication skills and can handle many issues on the fly. Any complaint made about the driver can easily cause an upset in their career.
There are many good paying delivery jobs available to the right individuals. With proper training, dedication, and commitment to the career, a delivery driver can have years of success, holding down a good paying job.