This month’s driver spotlight features one of our Los Angeles drivers, Tammie Valer. Keep reading to learn about why Tammie loves driving for Dropoff so much and how this experience compares to previous driving roles.
Name: Tammie Valer
City Served: Los Angeles and surrounding areas
Hometown: Glendale, CA
What does a typical day of delivering look like for you? After my usual morning routine, I check in to see what my first delivery is. It honestly could be anything. It’s usually never the same route, which is fantastic for me. I get to visit places I never thought I would. The customers are usually so inviting and it just makes the job even better!
What do you love most about driving for Dropoff? The team is wonderful. I worked with other delivery companies before coming to Dropoff and their Dispatch team didn’t hold a candle to Dropoff’s. The Dropoff team has made delivering so much more efficient. If there are any issues along the way, there is always an immediate response.
Why did you choose to drive for Dropoff vs. another driving role? I have tried several different driving roles over the past two years, and I have always been disappointed. Mostly because there was little to no support when a problem came up. There is a huge difference when you are able to communicate with someone right away when an issue occurs. It just makes the whole experience run smoother. Dropoff also keeps me busy with almost no downtime. I love keeping busy - it makes the day go by much faster.
How was your training experience with Dropoff? The Dropoff team went above and beyond to ease me into the job. Although I have had prior experience in this field, it was still very helpful. They took me out on my first run and walked me through everything step by step. They answered any questions I had and made sure that the Dispatch team was there every step of the way so things ran smoothly on my first week on the job. I have never had this kind of driver training with any other company before.
What has been your favorite delivery? I got to deliver a cake to The Jim Henson Company. My childhood dream!
What's something that most people don't know about you? I am a freelance photographer, graphic designer and art curator. I also created and run an art and music magazine called Art Muzeo Magazine.
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