Do you have a clean driving record? Are you looking for local delivery driver jobs? Something a lot of people don't usually consider is a box truck driver. With drivers currently in short supply there are many local driving positions available across the country.
To apply you should have a clean driving record as tickets and accidents can have an effect on your potential employment. A high school diploma or the equivalent will often be enough for educational requirements. Age and driving experience will be listed as criteria for some businesses while others will train new drivers. Again depending on the size of the truck you are driving a commercial driver license (CDL) might be required. If the job is for smaller trucks a CDL will often not be needed. You should also be ready to present a resume of work experience and be sure to include any driving positions you may have already held.
Job duties will vary by the company you work for. Typically as a box truck driver you may be responsible for loading and unloading of the delivery items to a specific location. Your deliveries may be to homes or local businesses. You may also have the need to use different types of equipment for loading and unloading the goods you are transporting. This could include pallet jacks or hand trucks for oversized and heavier items. In short be prepared for some manual labor and ready to deal with any obstacles you encounter at the delivery site. While driving, you will deal with weather conditions and traffic adding to the complexity of the job. A good positive mind set and the ability to remain calm under difficult situations will be a good personal characteristic to bring to the job.
Jobs as a box truck drivers are currently very abundant. There are logistics companies looking for drivers to deliver goods from their distribution center to the recipient. Nurseries need drivers to deliver plants/trees for landscaping projects. Local businesses are looking for drivers to deliver home appliances and furniture. Larger companies will employ driver to transport goods between facilities. These are just a few options for a box truck driver position. Another thing to consider is that if you are looking to acquire your CDL, driving a box truck is a good interim job. You'll get the feel for handling a larger vehicle and some driving experience that will look good on the resume. Have a look at the job board below to find local driver job opportunities.