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What Is a Driver Helper and How to Become One

What Is a Driver Helper and How to Become One Image

What Does a Driver Helper Do?

As a driver helper, your duties are to help a delivery driver to load and unload their truck and accompany them on the route from the warehouse or shipping facility to customers. Your specific responsibilities also include helping to prepare and store equipment, such as hand trucks and dollies for moving large packages. Many driver helpers work for the large parcel delivery services, such as UPS, FedEx, and DHL, and they are often entry-level jobs where you get training before you can work as a delivery person yourself.

How to Become a Driver Helper

To become a driver helper, you need to have a high school diploma or GED certificate. There are few other formal qualifications, but some experience with logistics and delivery tracking services may be useful. Previous experience in a warehouse setting is also helpful, and having a forklift license or skills with other warehouse equipment is useful. For larger freight transportation companies, you may also need a commercial driver’s license. In some cases, particularly with the big parcel delivery services, a driver helper positions is a seasonal job, so you may need to have other work during the slow seasons.