What does a Delivery Driver III do?

Delivery drivers collect items from one location to transport them to a different destination. They transport items ranging from food to furnishings and may deliver to businesses or the public. Working with a route and a time schedule, delivery drivers pick up and drop off items while being mindful of timeliness. They load, transport, and deliver items to a client or a business. They review orders before and after delivery to ensure an order is complete and that charges are correct.

Delivery drivers assist with loading and unloading items from the vehicles and sometimes accepting payment for delivered items. They operate equipment and machines including cars, trucks, or a forklift and prepare reports and other documents relating to their deliveries. They abide by all transportation laws and maintain a clean and safe driving record while adhering to assigned routes and following time schedules. Delivery drivers provide excellent customer service by answering any questions and handling any clients’ complaints. Delivery drivers need a high school diploma or equivalency, including a GED and a valid driver's license issued by the state where they work alongside a clean driving record.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

Delivery Driver III Salaries

Average Base Pay

$60,118 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$38K
Median: $60K
$95K
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Delivery Driver III Career Path

Learn how to become a Delivery Driver III, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L3
Delivery Driver III
$60,118/yr
L4
Delivery Driver IV
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Delivery Driver III Insights

Read what Delivery Driver III professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
UPSUPS
Courier
Nov 2, 2020

“Never knowing when you'll be done and unless you have a good supervisor Goodluck if you have issues”

Takeaway.comTakeaway.com
Food Delivery Driver
May 4, 2020

“Not many cons as it is a very simple job with a pretty good pay.”

PostmatesPostmates
Delivery Driver
Apr 13, 2021

“You can log on and off whenever you want which is really good for students.”

REA GroupREA Group
Delivery Lead
Aug 6, 2021

“Software development standards are well defined and you get to learn industry's best practices and methodologies.”

DoorDashDoorDash
DoorDash Delivery Driver
Nov 10, 2021

“Being able to schedule ahead during promo times and having guaranteed promo rates is pretty great.”

Donatos Pizzeria
Delivery Driver
Jan 5, 2020

“The management was terrible and I enjoyed the job despite them not because of them.”

UPSUPS
Personal Vehicle Delivery Driver
Jan 18, 2021

“The schedule was very flexible and I could choose however many hours I wanted/needed to work.”

SkipTheDishesSkipTheDishes
Courier
Oct 29, 2021

“You work with some fantastic people and you get to work with them quite well.”

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Delivery Driver III Interviews

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a delivery driver iii

When working as a delivery driver iii, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are English Language, Excellent Customer, Load Unload, Active Directory, and Box Truck.

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