The time for making money as a supermarket delivery driver is right now. Customers need shopping delivered, and supermarkets need drivers.
It’s the perfect match and many of our nations supermarkets are on the hunt for delivery drivers who are polite, friendly, and of course…good drivers.
How much do these drivers get paid you might wondering? More than you would expect, especially if you are lucky enough to get hired by one particular supermarket.
Ocado to be exact, who are willing to pay up to £12 an hour just for you to get in one of their vans and deliver groceries to their millions of customers.
What about Asda, are they worth working for as a delivery driver? They certainly are, with the average pay at roughly £8.50 an hour but this also includes a competitive bonus package and discount for when you do your own shopping.
In return you must be a people person and also have no trouble driving a 3.5 ton automatic van. If you have more than 3 points on your licence then forget about it, because Asda don’t want your application.
The same can be said for Tesco who also don’t like to see penalty points on your licence if you are applying to be one of their delivery drivers. They do like to see a full driving licence though which must have been held for at least 12 months.
If you become a delivery driver for Tesco then expect to get a full workout each and every day because they get you doing other things as well. Things like checking the baskets and loading up the van…they might even get you on the shop floor stacking shelves.
The main job is driving of course, where you will be expected to be a safe and courteous driver who treats every delivery of shopping as if it was your own.
Another supermarket that is always on the lookout for delivery drivers is Sainsbury’s, who are not as strict as Asda when it comes to points on your licence, they don’t mind if you have 6, but they are more strict when it comes to experience, they want 3 years of driving experience.
If you start driving one of the Sainsbury’s vans around UK roads then expect to be compensated with £8.20 an hour for your time.
Should you even consider supermarket delivery driving though? It was only a couple of months ago when I reported how robots are soon expected to take over this kind of role, especially once vans become self driving.
In my opinion this won’t be for a few years yet, which means you should go ahead and apply to your local supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.
Delivery driving is a boom profession right now. A real gold rush. There are many self employed positions in the courier industry as an example.
Just make sure you get the correct van insurance if you are going down the self employed route, something which you can find right here at this site.