Delivery drivers face many risks on the road. Drivers are exposed to hazardous materials, dangerous weather, and road conditions and can be at risk of motor vehicle accidents due to driver fatigue or distracted driving.
Delivery drivers also face many safety risks that aren’t directly related to driving. These can range from dog attacks, to being harassed by customers, to robberies and carjackings. The job can also include risks like slips and falls while in the warehouse or on customers’ property, and risk of injury from lifting heavy items.
To mitigate these risks, drivers should always be alert and report any suspicious behavior or threats to their employer immediately. Lastly, drivers should be aware of their rights and responsibilities in regard to safety so they can protect themselves at all times while at work.