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Job Description of an Armored Driver or Messenger

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An armored driver or messenger transports currency, valuable goods and confidential documents on behalf of financial service institutions, retailers and government agencies. Within most organizations, these are separate roles that work in tandem to carry out all required duties.

Armored Driver

The driver of an armored car operates the vehicle and maintains delivery logs. He also assists and guards the messenger in loading and unloading the vehicle.

Armored Messenger

An armored car messenger collects and delivers goods of worth. To ensure that each transaction is completed in a secure manner, she maintains constant communication with the armored vehicle driving team via radio.


An armored driver or messenger must possess a commercial driver’s license or any other permit required by law to operate an armored vehicle. Employers typically require that candidates be at least 21 years of age.

Background Screenings

In order to obtain employment as an armored driver or messenger, a candidate must successfully pass a thorough criminal background and drug screening. As this position requires the handling of goods of extraordinary value, each applicant also must have a good credit history.


The average armored car driver earned an annual salary of approximately $27,000 in 2009, according to Simply Hired.


KJ Henderson has more than a decade of HR and talent acquisition experience. He has held roles at a Fortune 100 investment bank, a media conglomerate and at one of NYC's largest executive staffing firms. He currently heads recruitment sourcing at a major movie studio. He read literature at Oxford.

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