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Jobs in Demand in Transportation
What Does a Driver Do?
What is a Driver?
Drivers pick up, transport and drop off packages, shipments and people. They may also help passengers with baggage, use a meter or have a route that runs on a schedule.
Why companies need Drivers
Because there is no shortage of people or goods that need to move from one location to another, companies need drivers. Further, there are a variety of kinds of drivers, from gig economy app-based drivers to long-haul truckers. Depending on what you like to drive, a role as a Driver might be a great job fit for you.
How can I get paid the most?
- You maintain a good safety record.
- Your deliveries arrive on time and in good condition.
- Your records are accurate and up to date.
- You maintain a high satisfaction rating with your customers.
What do Drivers do?
As a Driver, you will handle safe transportation, provide good customer service, keep accurate vehicle logs, load and unload, take payments or get signatures on invoices, maintain your vehicle, communicate with other drivers and your team and, in some cases, sales and marketing.
- Safe Transportation: You must obey traffic laws and arrive at your destination within a reasonable amount of time. Before every shift you will perform a thorough safety inspection and review or update vehicle logs.
- Provide Good Customer Service: Drivers handle maintaining good relations with their customers. It is up to you to inform your regulars of price changes or new options, and you should also be attentive to any comments or complaints they have. For scheduled transportation, it is your responsibility to stay on schedule or communicate delays. At times, it may be necessary for you to provide extra services, such as helping customers cross roads and highways, providing first aid or, when appropriate, performing errands for customers or the company.
- Maintain Accurate Logs: Your job performance is only as good as your logs. As a driver, you will keep vehicle logs as well as records of sales, deliveries, working hours, mileage, fuel consumption and vehicle problems. All logs will conform to applicable state, federal and company regulations.
- Loading & Unloading: Whether it’s luggage, goods or packages, a driver is responsible for what they transport. Most of the time, it is up to you to inspect and inventory the condition and amount of goods or passengers you drive. You will use special equipment or procedures when needed. You will check that your cargo and passengers are secure. Before driving, you will verify that any documentation about your cargo or passengers is correct and complete. If you work with a loading and unloading crew, it is up to you to instruct them on how to pack and move cargo.
- Taking Payments & Getting Invoice Signatures: When delivering goods, it is your responsibility to record transactions, whether this means collecting payments or getting a signature on a delivery invoice. In cases where you deliver to a vending machine, you will refill the machine and collect coins and bills from it. When returning to your supervisor, as the driver, you will turn in all receipts, signatures and money from your deliveries.
- Vehicle Maintenance: Drivers perform basic maintenance tasks, such as adding oil, fuel or radiator fluid, performing minor repairs, washing their vehicles and performing emergency roadside repairs, such as changing tires. You are responsible for the cleanliness of your vehicle as well as that of any equipment on it. It is up to you to notify company mechanics or dispatchers of any need for larger repairs.
- Communicate with Your Team & Other Drivers: Routing and navigation change with traffic, so drivers must communicate with one another as well as with dispatch. Via radio, phone or GPS, you will communicate with your supervisor and team members about delays, accidents or other traffic situations. On occasion, you will also communicate about traffic with drivers from outside of your company.
- Sales, Marketing & Other Promotions: Some driving jobs also require drivers to make sales calls to prospective new business, to sell directly from their vehicle or to arrange merchandise and sale promotion displays.
In addition to these highlights there may be other tasks/actions that you will be asked to participate in or complete that coincide with accomplishing the organization’s objectives that are broader than the direct responsibilities of this in-demand job.
Who manages you and who do you work with?
Drivers report to their driving supervisor and work with a dispatch team and mechanics. Drivers will also interact with customers and other drivers.
What attitude, attributes and abilities do you need to do the job well and fit with the company culture?
What Abilities (skills and experience) do I need?
- Customer & personal service
- Public safety & security
- Far vision
- Operation & control
- Operations monitoring
- Control precision
- Multilimb coordination
- Depth perception
- Response orientation
- Reaction time
- Spatial orientation
- Problem sensitivity
- Rate control
- Near vision
- Food production
- Active listening
- Relevant certifications
What Attributes & Attitudes are a best fit for this job?
Where do you work?
How will you get your work done?
Company typically will provide you with the tools that they need you to use to complete your job. This may not include hardware, transportation, or general tools that you would use for both personal and business purposes. Check with the company you match to be sure of what the company will and will not pay for.
The Type of Job
These jobs are in demand may also include Internship, Apprenticeship or Learn-On-The-job matches.
Giggers, part-time or independent contractors with multiple clients or projects may not match for this work opportunity.
What will I get paid and what I will get for doing this job?
The information below is a range of what you could be offered. Compensation and total rewards vary from company to company and your level of proficiency, match, experience, knowledge, and geography.
- Total Compensation Range: $18,360-$77,640
- Employee Benefit, Programs, Perks: $5,000- $25,000 per year
- Paid Time Off and National Holidays
- Purpose or Impact Alignment between your interests and the companies’ objectives
All elements of the total rewards: base compensation, variable compensation, health, and welfare programs the offerings and the conditions of receiving or eligibility of such offerings are all subject to change. The company will provide any changes in writing prior to the effective date.
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