Driver Jobs in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles metro area is a booming tourist destination with over 50 million visitors a year! The area draws guests from all over the world to visit the beaches, get a glimpse the film and TV industry, enjoy the global cuisine and soak up the fabulous, southern California sunshine. Many would rather not drive in heavy traffic and are interested in van drivers to transport them to various venues as well as shuttle to and from their hotels. Part-time and full-time drivers will find plenty of opportunities for driver jobs in Los Angeles.
Delivery, transportation, shuttle and van drivers can expect to be paid between $12.78 and $17.75 an hour depending on whether you’re delivering packages/merchandise or shuttling guests. California ranks at the top of states employing drivers due to the high concentration of tourist traffic.
Large hotel chains, small up-scale boutique properties, amusement parks, sporting events, concert venues and resorts all benefit from van drivers transporting guests to their venues. Local historic districts, specialty shopping centers and large community events need transportation drivers to cut down on traffic and parking issues.
Skills required for the job are:
- Ability to deliver people or packages to varied addresses via different routes
- Follow routes and time schedule
- Operate vehicle with confidence and care
- Resolve any guest complaints
- Collect payments, if required
- Complete logs and reports
- Follow DOT regulations and safety standards
- Good driving record, no traffic violations
- Flexibility to work weekends and holidays
Possible avenues to advance your career include logistics coordinator, receiving clerk, shipping manager or transportation manager. Your communication and negotiation skills are especially important in a logistics position. Along with that, great record-keeping abilities and a customer-oriented approach will ensure smooth operations and open doors for future growth.
Take a look at all the opportunities in the Los Angeles area for van drivers, delivery drivers and transportation drivers on the Hcareers job board.