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Independent Contractor Driver Details

Independent Contractor Driver Position

Not everyone is cut out to be a Dependable Delivery driver. In order to obtain the best candidates for an open position, I have laid out some of the requirements, benefits, and drawbacks of the position.

Requirements for a Full Time Driver

  • Must be available between 8:AM and 6:PM M-F, as well as occasional nights and weekends.

  • Must have dependable and insured pickup truck with topper or mini-van or cargo van.

  • Must have a GPS and a dolly.

  • Must be neat in appearance and have good customer skills.

  • Must be able to lift 70 pounds.

  • Must have a working cell phone.


  • Work with friendly dispatchers and co-workers.

  • Feeling of independence, yet part of a team.

  • Mileage deduction may greatly reduce federal tax liability (consult your tax professional).

  • There are a lot worse jobs than driving around listening to your stereo.

  • Good long term income potential.


You can’t start this job if you are already broke.

You will need some cash or credit available for fuel before you see your first check. Lower gas prices and our recent switch to weekly compensation has reduced this burden somewhat.
Independent contractors do not receive workers compensation coverage, employer provided health insurance, unemployment insurance, paid sick days, paid vacation, or similar benefits.

You will put a lot of miles on your vehicle.

Regular maintenance is very important.

Your income may fluctuate greatly.

Some days you will make amazing money, other days you may make next to nothing. Some pay periods will be strong, and others weak. You will not get the best runs during your first 30 days, as our dispatchers assess your ability to get time sensitive materials delivered on time. Most of our drivers either quit within the first 30 days, or stay on for several years. But if you are patient, follow instructions and are available, a respectable income can be earned.

Friendly and energetic individuals with reliable vehicles are encouraged to apply in person at Dependable Delivery, 2549 Lebanon Pike during regular business hours.

2549 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37214