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What do you get when you cross a trucker with a delivery guy?


“Route Delivery Drivers” make up the vast majority of McLane Company’s fleet. As the name implies, it’s a hybrid job—part truck driver, part delivery person (like a UPS driver). So, you drive a truck, but also unload the products on it at customer locations.

For McLane, those products are mainly food and grocery items for restaurants, stores, and gas stations. (Technically, they have separate divisions for restaurant and grocery deliveries, but pretty much everyone is delivering something food-related.)

Trucker? Delivery Driver? Why Not Both?

Because the job is a cross between trucker and delivery guy or gal, it offers some of the advantages of both types of jobs—and of course, some challenges, too (what job doesn’t?). The advantages are short routes, a much less sedentary job, and frequent home time—either daily, or at least, several times a week.

The challenges are the physical demands of the job—unloading tubs or boxes—and the need to navigate a tractor trailer into sometimes less than roomy delivery locations.

But with those challenges also come rewards. In other words, the pay is great. Grocery Delivery Drivers typically make around $69,000 in their first year and $89,000 by their third.

Ready For the Next Step?

If this sounds like the job for you, then you can view all of McLane’s driving jobs and locations at JoinMcLane.com.

Also, if you’re in the Dayton, OH, area, McLane is hosting a hiring event in September.


Friday, September 15, 1pm to 6pm

Saturday, September 16, 8am to 2pm


Ryder Shop

3580 Needmore Road

Dayton, OH, 45414

For more details on that specific job and event, click here.


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