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Delivery drivers transport goods, locally, from one location to another. They work for a range of industries, including food, grocery, packages, and medical supplies.
Some of the tasks that delivery drivers perform each day include:
- Driving goods from warehouses, stores, and other company facilities to their intended destinations
- Keeping their vehicles clean, tidy, and in good running order
- Reporting road incidents and mechanical problems to appropriate personnel.
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A Delivery Driver is typically paid the national average salary of around $45,000 annually, or about $19-$20.00 an hour. Bonuses and tips can increase annual earnings.
As a rule, delivery drivers who drive long distances usually make more money than delivery drivers who drive around their local areas. Heavy truck and tractor trailer drivers make more than the national average, while delivery drivers, including pizza delivery drivers and Amazon delivery drivers, make smaller salaries.
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