Newspaper Delivery Driver

Drive trucks to deliver newspapers to newspaper dealers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Newspaper Delivery Drivers do?

Drives truck or automobile over prescribed route to deliver newspapers to wholesale or retail newspaper dealers, or to bus, airline, or express stations for shipment: Loads newspapers onto vehicle. Reviews list of dealers, customers, or station drops for change in deliveries. Drives truck or automobile over prescribed route on city streets or rural roads. Delivers newspapers to dealers or individual subscribers at their homes or place of business, or to bus, airline, or express station for shipment. Keeps records of deliveries made. Collects receipts for deliveries to newsdealers. May pick up unsold newspapers and credit newsdealer’s account. May collect payment for newspaper deliveries from customers. May keep records pertaining to driving expenses, such as mileage, oil, and gasoline. May stock newspapers in street sales rack, and collect coins from rack coin boxes. May distribute sales promotion material to customers with newspaper deliveries. May be designated according to publication delivered as Magazine-Delivery Driver.

Should I be a Newspaper Delivery Driver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to Become a
    Newspaper Delivery Driver

    Most Newspaper Delivery Drivers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aabaa&chl=no+college+%2897%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,97,97
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