Safely Driving and Navigating the Roadways
It’s not always easy to deliver goods from a distribution center to a predefined location in a time and efficient manner. Being able to safely drive and navigate roadways, interface with recipients to receive signatures and providing receipts over and over again can be taxing on the wrong person.
For this reason, it takes a qualified and experienced truck driver with a professional attitude and endurance to get things right every time.
In most cases, CDL jobs will require specialized skills and knowledge as well as a Class A CDL license. If you are looking to hire or find a job as a delivery driver, the team at Performance Personnel is here to help. We go above and beyond to match qualified candidates to job opportunities that require their skills and services for a top-notch industrial staffing experience.
What is a Class A CDL License?
A CDL (Commerical Driver's License) is a license that shows employers and carriers that a driver is licensed via the standards of The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. A carrier is the company rep or person whose business is responsible for transporting goods. Typically, CDL operators are categorized into two groups:
1. Class A CDL drivers – They drive heavy commercial vehicles with a loaded capacity of 1,793kg (26,001lbs) or more and a towing weight of 4,536kg (10,000lbs). CDL operators in this class are allowed to transport hazardous materials that require placard display. A Class A CDL license is permitted to drive across state lines.
2. Class B CDL operators – They drive CMVs that transports 16 passengers or more, including the driver. Drivers in this category are not allowed to drive CMVs that fall into Class A.
Duties and Responsibilities
CDL and delivery drivers perform a wide variety of duties, including:
Operate machines and equipment, such as forklifts, trucks, cars, etc
Prepare reports and other delivery related documents
Abide by all transportation laws and maintain a safe driving record
Adhere to assigned routes and follow time schedules
Provide excellent customer service
Accept payments for delivered items
Review orders before and after delivery to ascertain that charges are correct, orders are complete, and customers are satisfied
Always transport and deliver items to businesses and clients safely
What Does it Take to Succeed as a Delivery Driver?
Normally, working as a delivery driver means you’ll have to drive in bad traffic, work in varying weather conditions, and sometimes lift heavy items for the better part of the day. Therefore, you must have physical stamina and strength and have the patience to drive through heavy traffic congestion. Knowledge of local and interstate routes is sometimes a prerequisite. Employers also have a liking for applicants with notable sales skills, math skills, and strong time management skills.
Depending on the company culture, experience may also be required or preferred. Ultimately, to succeed in your position as a delivery driver, you must be passionate about satisfying clients. Being polite and prompt with commitments is one way to provide clients with an excellent experience.
With the continued e-commerce growth, CDL jobs and other delivery driver jobs will increase, particularly in large and regional shipping companies. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, delivery truck driver jobs are projected to grow by 4% from 2016 to 2026.
Where Do I Find CDL Jobs Near Me?
If delivering items in trucks sounds like a good fit for you, then it’s time you reach out to us at Performance Personnel. Click Here to fill out our online job application form. We make finding delivery driver jobs and other industrial jobs in Clearwater and the surrounding areas easy.