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Top 7 Best Delivery Driver Jobs for Gig Workers

Kelly Strain | May 10, 2021

Find the Best Delivery Driver Job for You 

Looking for a way to earn money? Whether you are looking for a summer job, side hustle to supplement your income, or professional career, there are a variety of delivery driver job opportunities available to you.  

Food delivery and package delivery driver jobs rose in March due to the spread of coronavirus as more people adjusted to staying indoors. Even as the world recovers and the economy bounces back, people will continue to be drawn to convenience. Therefore, demand for delivery services will remain, and with it, opportunities for gig work will continue to grow.

In this blog post, we cover the 7 best delivery driver jobs along with requirements for each to help you discover the best job for you. 

1. Food delivery driver 

The food service industry depends heavily on food delivery drivers, who transport food items to the right place at the right time. Most food delivery jobs have flexible hours and enable workers to earn more than base pay with tips. With so many people staying at home, food delivery is in high demand, which is why it’s at the top of our list. 

Food delivery driver requirements

  • Must have a method of transportation (car, bike, scooter etc.).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and insurance (or valid state ID for bike riders).
  • 1+ year of driving experience. 
  • 18+ years old.
  • Smartphone.

2. Floral Delivery Driver 

Valentine’s day, Mother’s day, Christmas, and Hanukkah account for the bulk of flower deliveries during the year. However, gifting flowers or house plants is a popular trend that flourishes year round. Floral delivery drivers may use their own vehicle or a company vehicle depending on the employer. You may be responsible for other duties like loading and unloading arrangements in the warehouse or taking customer orders. 

Floral delivery driver requirements

  • A vehicle to transport arrangements or experience driving a commercial van. 
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance if using your own transportation. 
  • Clean driving record.
  • 18+ years old.
  • Ability to lift, squat, and sit for long periods.

3. Medical Delivery Driver 

Medical delivery drivers, also called pharmacy delivery drivers, deliver supplies and medications to residential and commercial properties. Keeping inventory of pharmaceuticals in key with this Gig, so it is helpful to have basic knowledge of medical terminology. You may be responsible for other duties like packaging medications, loading and unloading medical containers, and monitoring and maintaining the delivery vehicle. It is important to utilize discretion, have a clean driving record, and ensure timely deliveries.

Pharmacy delivery driver requirements

  • Valid driver’s license (some require auto insurance).
  • Clean driving record.
  • 21+ years old.
  • Customer service, communication, and technology skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift, squat, and sit for long periods.

4. Package Delivery Driver

Why go to the store when you can shop online and have your items delivered to your door? If you’ve ever been anticipating the arrival of a package in the mail, then you know how important the job of a delivery driver is. There is high demand for package delivery drivers. Packages can be delivered with your own vehicle or company vehicle. 

Package delivery driver requirements

  • Your own vehicle or experience driving a commercial vehicle (depending on the company).
  • Valid driver’s license (Depending on the size of the delivery truck, you may need a commercial driver’s license (CDL) as well.)
  • Clean driving record. 

5. Grocery Delivery Driver

Grocery delivery services allow you to spend more time cooking and less time shopping. As a grocery delivery driver, you’d shop, package, and deliver groceries to your local community. Drivers empower grocery stores to deliver to their customers, helping them grow and bring in more customers all week long. Set your own hours with this flexible Gig. 

  • 18+ years old.
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and auto insurance.
  • A reliable vehicle, 1997 or newer.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Updated iPhone or Android smartphone.

6. Furniture Delivery Driver

Furniture delivery driver duties involve loading, transporting, and unloading furniture. Responsibilities include checking client orders, ensuring the correct items are loaded, route planning and delivery scheduling. You may carry furniture into the client’s home or office and at times remove old furniture as well.

  • Valid driver’s license (Depending on the size of the delivery truck, you may need a commercial driver’s license (CDL) as well.)
  • Clean driving record. 
  • Physical skills to lift, load and unload heavy furniture.

7. Mail Carrier or Courier 

Mail carriers are primarily responsible for collecting and delivering mail to homes and businesses in cities and towns. Carriers and couriers travel planned routes, collecting and delivering mail, obtaining signatures when required. Mail may be delivered in a variety of ways, on foot or by mail truck, depending on the company and location. It is important to be punctual, reliable and trustworthy.

  • 18+ years old.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Clean criminal background check.
  • Clean driving record.
  • 1+ year of driving experience. 
  • Drive in tough weather conditions while remaining calm.
  • Ability to know or learn the delivery area and understand traffic patterns.

Find Your Next Delivery Driver Job in Minutes

From food delivery to medical delivery and everything in between, delivery drivers are essential to keep businesses running. With the growing popularity of delivery services, there are considerable opportunities in this field. Hourly pay is going up as demand outpaces the number of qualified drivers looking for work. 

If you possess the skills listed above and are ready to become a delivery driver, join the hundreds of thousands of workers who use Get Gigs to find work. Find, apply, work the best delivery driver jobs, and get paid directly through Get Gigs. From food delivery to package delivery – there is no shortage of delivery jobs available on Get Gigs. Download the Get Gigs app to find local delivery driving opportunities in minutes.

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