As a delivery driver you can expect to transfer packages to individuals, stores, businesses and warehouses. If you like the idea of driving around all day with the windows down and your favourite tunes pumping then this could be the job for you! You may be required to drive a car, van, truck or even a motorbike or a scooter and you should have a clean driving record and some pretty nifty driving skills. You will need to feel super confident spending most of your day in a vehicle, often navigating some tricky situations, especially if you will be undertaking the kind of driving that strikes fear into the heart of many ordinary citizens - city driving.
You might work for a food chain, event organiser or caterer, for a business delivering items sold to customers, or for a large scale commercial operation delivering packages from central production locations. You may be employed on a subcontract basis and you may need to provide your own vehicle. Some delivery drivers are required wear a uniform.
Your responsibilities would include navigating to your destination, driving into position for unloading, assisting with unloading and ensuring the correct paperwork is completed and signed. You may use a hand held electronic device to record transactions and signatures and communicate back to a base. You may need to handle customer payments and you might even be called on to provide customer service and advice (let's hope they don't ask for help putting together their flat pack furniture).