Company drivers typically need to be at least 18 or 21 years old, have a valid driver's license, pass a background check, and have a clean driving history with no DUIs or serious moving violations. Additional licensing can also be required, depending on the type of vehicle the driver is operating.
Trucking Truth strongly recommends that people who wish to be truck drivers also have at least a high school diploma or a GED, as many individual employers require it from their employees. It is not a requirement for driving the vehicle itself. Bus drivers have to complete a training course before they can drive for a company, and drivers operating large or heavy trucks have to undergo a training program as well. Uber reports that both heavy truck drivers and bus drivers also need a commercial driver's license, or CDL. Some delivery drivers do as well, and they also need to undergo a physical examination to ensure they can safely handle the heavy lifting often required in the job.
Individual employers frequently have specific qualifications for their drivers, such as a minimum age requirement and at least a year or two of previous experience. If the driver is picking up clients or other employees as part of the job, a dress code is likely in effect, and good customer service skills are also required.