The United States Parcel Service (UPS) began as a bike-messenger service in Seattle, Washington, in 1907, and it eventually evolved into the multi-billion-dollar corporation it is today. UPS drivers are easily recognized by their iconic brown uniforms. The corporation hires package delivery drivers full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal. UPS drivers typically only work Monday through Friday, but they may work weekends during peak seasons.
UPS package delivery drivers are required to successfully pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam. Qualified applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle equipped with a standard (manual) transmission. Certain positions may require additional qualifications, such as a commercial drivers license (“A” or “B”) or Department of Transportation certifications (“Hazmat” or “Doubles”). Drivers must comply with UPS appearance guidelines and wear the company-provided uniform. A UPS driver position involves continuous physical actions, such as carrying, lowering and lifting parcels, typically weighing between 25 and 35 lbs, but some may weigh up to 70 lbs.
Search for open delivery driver job positions in the Careers section of the UPS website. You must create a upsjobs.com online profile in order to apply for employment with UPS. During peak delivery seasons, a wider availability of both part- and full-time driver jobs are available. According to salary surveys by glassdoor.com, the national hourly rate for UPS delivery drivers is between $26 and $30 per hour, as of October 2014.