What does a Class A CDL Delivery Driver do?

Delivery drivers collect items from one location to transport them to a different destination. They transport items ranging from food to furnishings and may deliver to businesses or the public. Working with a route and a time schedule, delivery drivers pick up and drop off items while being mindful of timeliness. They load, transport, and deliver items to a client or a business. They review orders before and after delivery to ensure an order is complete and that charges are correct.

Delivery drivers assist with loading and unloading items from the vehicles and sometimes accepting payment for delivered items. They operate equipment and machines including cars, trucks, or a forklift and prepare reports and other documents relating to their deliveries. They abide by all transportation laws and maintain a clean and safe driving record while adhering to assigned routes and following time schedules. Delivery drivers provide excellent customer service by answering any questions and handling any clients’ complaints. Delivery drivers need a high school diploma or equivalency, including a GED and a valid driver's license issued by the state where they work alongside a clean driving record.

What responsibilities are common for Class A CDL Delivery Driver jobs?
  • Safely drive and operate delivery vehicle at all times.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret general invoices and delivery sheets.
  • Help with work orders as part of daily delivery route.
  • Maintain the vehicle in a clean and proper condition.
  • Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment.
  • Verify delivery of items with customer and obtain proper signatures.
  • Use hand held device for routing information, customer delivery information.
  • Work in a safe manner by complying with all procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Inspect loads are properly secured for compliance and safety.
  • Responsible for proper communication to customers via phone, fax or email.
What are the typical qualifications for Class A CDL Delivery Driver jobs?
  • Certification to operate commercial vehicles or commercial driver's license.
  • Able to load and unload vehicles in a timely and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and professionalism with client interaction, in person and over the phone or email.
  • A problem solver with a good work ethic, product knowledge, and demonstrated decision making skills.
  • Can multitask and address concerns professionally and on time.
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Class A CDL Delivery Driver Salaries

Average Base Pay

£23,508 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£15K
Median: £24K
£36K
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Class A CDL Delivery Driver Insights

Read what Class A CDL Delivery Driver professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Club FeastClub Feast
Delivery Driver
2 Feb 2022

“college student needing extra cash and club fest is great b/c I can work around my classes”

UPSUPS
Courier
2 Nov 2020

“Never knowing when you'll be done and unless you have a good supervisor Goodluck if you have issues”

Takeaway.comTakeaway.com
Food Delivery Driver
4 May 2020

“Not many cons as it is a very simple job with a pretty good pay.”

Aces PizzaAces Pizza
Delivery Driver
28 Jul 2022

“Small family owned so everything was really comfortable because there's only so many people to work with.”

PostmatesPostmates
Delivery Driver
13 Apr 2021

“You can log on and off whenever you want which is really good for students.”

DoorDashDoorDash
Food Delivery Driver
6 Jun 2022

“8 hours a week was enough to make roughly $150 which was great for pizza and beer money.”

DoorDashDoorDash
Delivery Driver
10 Nov 2021

“Being able to schedule ahead during promo times and having guaranteed promo rates is pretty great.”

UPSUPS
Delivery Driver
23 Feb 2022

“Being a delivery driver is very rewarding and you get very good benefits for what you do.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of delivery drivers

A typical day for a delivery driver involves picking up food from a restaurant and delivering it to waiting customers. Delivery drivers can work exclusively for one restaurant as an employee, or they can sign up with a delivery application and deliver food from multiple restaurants.

Delivery driving is an interesting career and ideal for intrepid, customer service-oriented people. The best part about being a delivery driver is getting to visit different neighborhoods and meeting many new people. It might even give you some ideas about where you should go out for dinner. Another plus is that some employers give discounts to their delivery drivers.

The average annual salary for delivery drivers is around £23,508. Most customers give tips which can increase the earnings. Drivers who find the address quickly and deliver the food early while it's still piping hot might get bigger tips. Another way to make more money is to take on late night shifts.

Working as a delivery driver can be stressful because not all customers understand that road conditions and traffic can delay their delivery and unhappy customers might not give tips. Delivery drivers should also be careful when delivering food in dangerous neighborhoods.

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