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What does a Driver do?

A driver is responsible for transporting either cargo or passenger from one location to another. They are responsible for the safe transit of the passengers or cargo. A few of the main duties of a driver are following traffic laws, correctly following the right route, ensure that there is enough gas, and maintain a clean car interior. They also have to be very timely and know where they are going.

A driver does not need any experience but should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that a driver will have is their ability to navigate through traffic. Another skill is upbeat attitude as the driver will need to make sure that the clients are satisfied with their service. They also need to be able to drive defensively to protect the passengers or cargo.

  • Follow all traffic laws
  • Drive defensively to ensure safety
  • Keep all windows in the car spotless
  • Keep the interior of the car spotless
  • Make sure there is always enough gas to get to the destination
  • Keep accurate count of gas usage, miles, and other data
  • Ensure that car maintenance is taken care of
  • Accurately follow the correct route
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid state driver's license
  • Have been driving for at least 5 years
  • Great time management skills
  • Great customer attitude and attentiveness
  • Ability to operate a vehicle for 8 hours
  • Physically able to lift 50 pounds
  • Open to working nights and weekends
  • Great organizational skills

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
13%
2 - 4
7%
5 - 7
3%
8+
77%

Common Skill Sets

English Language
CDL Hazmat
Dedicated CDL
Drop and Hook
Excellent Customer Service
Box Truck
Load Unload
Excellent Communication

Driver Seniority Levels

L2
Driver
$42,516/yr
L3
Senior Driver
$52,191/yr
L4
Driver IV
No Salary Reports
Bus Driver
9% made the transition
Delivery Driver
10% made the transition
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Driver Salaries

Average Base Pay

$50,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$30K
Median: $50K
$80K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Driver Jobs