The next time you see a pizza shop’s delivery guy, ask him if he’s a regular.
Or maybe ask him to drive you home from a movie.
“When I go home, I don’t go home with the pizza,” the pizza delivery man said.
The guy is part of a growing trend in the United States, where delivery workers are becoming increasingly common.
They are not alone in their demand for a slice of pizza.
About 40 percent of all deliveries in the U.S. last year were done by private vehicles, according to research firm Zillow.
About 6 million delivery drivers now work for private companies, according the Associated Press.
The rise of delivery is part and parcel of an increasingly mobile workforce.
“People are getting into delivery more, and they are looking for an opportunity to work,” said David J. Leopold, an economist with the Brookings Institution.
Leppold has researched the business and labor markets of delivery drivers.
His research shows that the majority of drivers who drive are older than 50, and that the average age of delivery driver is 42.
In some cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, a large number of drivers are also part time.
The number of deliveries has more than doubled over the last decade, according.
Deliveries are now more popular than ever, with Uber taking delivery of about half of all U.P. deliveries.
That number is expected to jump even more this year, with more than 300,000 U.A. deliveries expected to be done by the end of 2020, according a recent study by the UPMC Center for Labor Market Studies.
And drivers who work at delivery companies are earning more.
Delivery drivers typically earn about $30 an hour, according it research.
They earn $12 an hour for part-time drivers.
Drivers also earn more than $13 an hour if they are paid for an additional hour of work, or $15 an hour to drive an SUV.
That’s not a huge jump.
“If you’re making $30 per hour, you’re working 80 hours a week,” said John Peltz, a delivery driver and co-owner of The Delivery Truck Company in Houston.
Peltzer is a member of the company’s management team.
In addition to being paid, he has a health care benefit and $7,500 in health insurance.
He said the benefits are a way to supplement his paychecks, which have grown more than 50 percent in the last year.
But for now, he said, he is looking for a job.
“It’s just hard to get into a position,” Peltze said.
“But you want to get in the industry.
I don`t know how to find another job.”
Delivery drivers are more likely to be minorities, as are those who work on the fringes of the labor force.
The United States is the only developed country without a minimum wage, and the minimum wage has not been raised in decades.
The average minimum wage in the past three years has been $2.15 per hour.
The minimum wage varies by region, and some places, like the San Francisco Bay Area, have a higher minimum wage.
In cities like Los Gatos, Calif., where there are fewer delivery companies, delivery drivers earn about half the minimum wages of drivers in similar jobs, according Lepplev.
“We have a large minority of drivers, and we have a very small percentage of people making more than that,” he said.
Peltszer said he has not yet been able to find a job where he would earn more money than the minimum salary, but he said he could see himself working at a fast food restaurant or at a construction site for an extra $1 an hour.
“There are opportunities that are out there, but it’s not like they’re being taken advantage of,” he added.