Auto parts delivery drivers work for companies that sell spare or additional parts for automobiles. Their work is multifaceted as they are required to drive delivery trucks or vans to deliver auto parts to customers and pick out the orders that they deliver. While many companies may have dedicated order pullers, mostly, it is the delivery driver who pulls them out of storage.
Working at this position means that you need to be a very good driving professional (of course) and have no DUIs to your name. Possessing a class C drivers’ license is the main prerequisite for this job – any blemishes on your DMV driving record and you can lose this opportunity. Since auto parts delivery drivers are in direct contact with customers, they need to possess a neat, clean and professional appearance. Exceptional customer services skills are very important as is a strong sense of commitment.
To work as an auto parts delivery driver, one has to possess a high school diploma at the very least. Ability to read and interpret work orders and explain a little about how an auto part works is important to work at this position. If you have experience with technology like the GPS, you will be able to handle delivery timings well.
A detailed list of duties that you will be performing on a typical day include:
• Study work orders to determine which auto parts need to be pulled
• Locate needed auto parts from the warehouse / storage area and pull them out
• Check each pulled part for damages and conformity to work orders
• Transport parts to the delivery pallet by physically carrying them and pack them properly and safely
• Ascertain that all pulled parts are labeled properly with pricing, specifications and batch number information
• Load auto parts into delivery vehicle (truck or van depending on size of delivery) and ensure that they are properly and safely stacked
• Chart out shortest and safest possible route to destinations by using maps and the GPS
• Drive delivery vehicle to the destination by ensuring that right speed limit is adhered to
• Deliver auto parts to customers and ensure that they check them for accuracy
• Take cash and check payments and give receipts
• Maintain distribution and delivery logs and communicate statuses of deliveries to the company
• Perform preventative and general maintenance such as fluid check and tire pressure on a regular basis
• Ascertain that the interior and exterior of delivery truck / van is cleaned and polished