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Driver

Transport vehicles, people and goods between locations.

What's it like to be a Driver?

Drivers transport vehicles, people and goods from one place to another. They typically work for restaurants, hotels, travel companies and delivery services. Drivers need to have good time management skills to be able to get from the pick-up location to their destination in the time required. People skills are helpful too, especially if drivers are working with passengers or maintaining regular supplier relationships.

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Tasks and duties

  • Picking up passengers or goods and delivering them to a destination.
  • Navigating routes with knowledge and data of roads and traffic conditions.
  • Processing payments.
  • Cleaning, maintaining and servicing vehicles.
  • Keeping a log of travel.

What can I earn as a Driver?

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How to become a Driver


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You don’t need specific educational qualifications to become a Driver, but you do need specific licences to be legally allowed to operate a vehicle. You’ll also likely need a clean driving record.

  1. You’ll need a government-issued licence applicable to the type of vehicle you want to drive, in the state you want to drive in. Contact your local roads and traffic authority to find out more about the licences available in your state. You may also consider completing a Certificate III in Driving Operations (TLI31216).
  2. Companies looking to hire you may also require a number of years’ experience, depending on the kind of driving you’d be doing.
  3. If you are looking to do specialist driving, such as driving a limousine, delivering money or transporting hazardous materials, some companies may require you to train and earn an advanced qualification to allow you to do so.

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Latest Driver reviews

Latest reviews from 56 Drivers surveyed on SEEK
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Nov 2018
Truck driving isn't for everyone, but you get to visit places you've never been too!
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed High School (Year 12)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Truck driver
The good things
I get to drive trucks around brisbane, given a set run and a time frame to complete it.
The challenges
Understanding the brisbane suburbs, remembering the size and height of the truck can vary which means low bridges need to be taken into consideration
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May 2021
Truck driving is easy just be cautious and patient
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed Year 10
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Driver
The good things
Obviously being a driver you have to stay alert at all times and concentrate but being a driver is a bit of freedom although you have a job to do is what i do is food deliveries i like what i do but i...
The challenges
Having different routes every week and not enough information on invoices to go on but once you been to same customer makes it easier the next time when go there but not much really challengers as a t...
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