But they can make a decent amount of dough
FedEx Express drivers are paid by the hour, but the company was tight-lipped on the exact figures. UPS, on the other hand, was open, pointing out that drivers make $60,000 to $70,000 a year. That includes a pension and a free healthcare plan. Nice.
They’re basically geographic savants
Some companies give drivers turn-by-turn directions for the day, while others leave it up to the driver to plot out the best route based on their deliveries. Regardless, drivers are often smarter than GPS because they know the roads in their service area better than anyone. They know where traffic backs up and which roads are under construction and when ice-cream truck season will play havoc with everyone (curse you and your joy, children!).
They hate leaving those "sorry we missed you" tags as much as you hate getting them
There is seriously nothing worse than coming home to one of those Post-It-like door tags telling you that someone tried to drop off your package, but failed. You know you’re destined to get two more of those things before you have to devote an entire afternoon to retrieving said package. But the couriers hate it too: It’s not fuel- or time-efficient and now some poor driver has to make the same stop the next day -- and probably the day after that.