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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FEATURES

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...all without ever leaving your Shopify Admin.

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ROUTE PLANNING FEATURES

Save (a lot) of time planning local delivery routes...

Create multiple optimized routes in one click, schedule and assign routes, and add last-minute orders…

...all without ever leaving your Shopify Admin.

DELIVERY FEATURES

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Create routes with EasyRoutes and deliver with them EasyRoutes Delivery Driver for iOS and Android. Our delivery driver app puts all the information and tools your driver needs right at their fingertips.

...all without ever leaving your Shopify Admin.

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Secrets to Becoming a Successful Last Mile Delivery Driver

Introduction

If you're looking for a job with room for growth and flexibility, consider becoming a delivery driver. Whether it's working on your own schedule or getting to know the people in your community, this job has some great benefits. I was driving for a small company that specialized in last mile deliveries when I got into an accident while making a delivery one night. Thankfully no one was hurt, but it did give me some time off from work so I could heal up properly without having to worry about money coming in on a regular basis!

Make sure you have a reliable car/truck and all the necessary supplies

  • A reliable vehicle is a must-have for any last mile delivery driver. When you’re carrying expensive cargo and delivering it directly to the customer, you need to be sure that your car or truck is up to the task. This means having a car/truck that is not only mechanically sound, but also safe in bad weather conditions.

  • Bonus tip: You may also want to invest in some extra insurance for any accidents or damages incurred during deliveries (and there will be some!). If an expensive item gets damaged due to something related to delivery (like a bumpy road), this can cause problems with customers—and even your company!

Make sure you are covered by insurance

One of the most important things to consider when you're thinking about becoming a last mile delivery driver is whether or not your insurance will cover you. First and foremost, if you have an accident while delivering packages, your insurance will help pay for the damages.

What types of insurance coverage are required? Most states require that all drivers carry minimum liability limits of $50,000 (or higher) for bodily injury liability per person and $100,000 per occurrence; $25,000 for property damage; uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage; medical payments coverage; personal injury protection (PIP); and medical expense benefits (MEB). However, some states may require additional coverages that can be obtained from an agent who specializes in trucking or shipping vehicle insurance or from larger carriers who specialize in fleet vehicle policies.

How do I get it? If your company requires proof of insurance before they hire you as an independent contractor driver then they should provide it at no cost to yourself because they have already footed the bill for their share through their business expenses tax deduction - this means that all taxes paid by any employer would appear on Schedule C since those are part of overhead costs associated with doing business but other expenses such as licenses fees would also need to be listed there too!

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Keep a clean driving record

It goes without saying that you should avoid accidents and tickets. But you may also want to consider avoiding DUIs, reckless driving, speeding and running red lights or stop signs. If you're pulling up to a stop light at 3:00 am on a Saturday night in your delivery truck with a delivery deadline looming over your head—make sure that light is yellow before racing through it!

Finally: if the shoulder of the road is tempting enough for you to drive on it during peak traffic hours—then by all means use that shoulder! Just don't let anyone see it...

Learn to drive defensively

When you're driving a delivery vehicle, you'll be on the road with all kinds of other vehicles. Some may behave in unexpected ways, so it's important to always be aware of what is going on around you when you are behind the wheel. For example:

  • Be aware of what other drivers are doing. If someone is tailgating or weaving between lanes without signaling, it means that they could potentially cause an accident if they suddenly decide to cut across your path or slam on their brakes. Don't take any chances; pull over and let them pass before proceeding again.

  • Be sure to watch for pedestrians as well as cyclists and animals (especially squirrels!). Children can also be unpredictable at times—there’s no telling where they will dart next!

Learn how to find the best routes

  • Know where the best routes are. These are routes that will give you a good chance of delivering your packages on time and with as little hassle as possible. Find these routes by asking fellow workers, or even managers who have worked in the area before. You can also look online for information about the best-rated last mile delivery drivers in your area or city.

  • Know where to avoid: As with anything else in life, there are certain areas that you want to steer clear of if at all possible when driving through them on your route. For example, avoid rush hour traffic jams whenever possible by finding out which days and times are most likely to cause traffic issues when trying to get from point A to point B within a reasonable amount of time

Learn how to drive in bad weather

If you want to become a successful last-mile delivery driver, it's important that you practice driving in all types of weather. Not only will this make you a safer driver overall, but it'll also help you feel more confident when delivering packages on bad weather days.

Here are some tips for driving in bad weather:

  • How To Drive In Snow

  • How To Drive In Rain

  • How To Drive In Fog

  • How To Drive In Ice

  • How To Drive In Hail

  • How To Drive In High Winds

Keep your vehicle safe from theft.

The last thing you want to do is get in a vehicle with a stranger and trust them to drive you around. If you keep your car safe, you'll be able to avoid this scenario. When parking, avoid poorly lit areas and use well-lit ones instead. You should also park your vehicle in highly-trafficked areas where there are lots of people around.

For added safety, consider installing a car alarm or steering wheel lock so that no one can break into your car without alerting you or damaging it in some way (for example, by breaking a window).

Do your research and set yourself up for success.

In addition to the obvious, you should also make sure you have the right equipment. This means having a vehicle with enough space to accommodate your load and which is reliable enough that it won't break down on you in the middle of an important delivery. It's also important to be aware of any federal or state laws concerning commercial drivers' licenses (CDL) and their respective training requirements—these vary by state, so it's best to check with your local DMV about their requirements before applying for any jobs. Make sure that your insurance policies are up-to-date and cover all necessary areas, including vehicle damage from accidents as well as cargo liability if something goes wrong while transporting someone else's goods. Finally, think about how willing you are to work long hours during peak times; this isn't just because we're talking about delivering packages—but also because working nights means being away from family and friends who may not be able to provide support when things get tough at home: making sure they know how much time off there'll be between shifts can help alleviate some stress before starting any gig!

Conclusion

Remember, you can’t be the best at everything. That’s why it’s important to know what your strengths and weaknesses are so that you can focus on improving them. If you do this research and set yourself up for success by following all of these tips, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to make a successful last mile delivery driver!

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