1. Get to work early every day - don't make the driver wait for you. 2. Don't wait for the coordinator to call you, ever - take them out of the loop if you can by working directly with your driver if you have an established route. 3. Finished with your route? Call and offer to work more, doing anything. 4. Follow your driver's lead, let her/him know you want to learn as much as possible and that you are there to make their job easier, whatever that looks like for them. 5. Learn as much about the DIAD as you possibly can, if your driver is open to teaching you (which can feel like a burden to some drivers) have them show you what to do on the board every time you encounter something new. If your driver doesn't have time to teach you everything you want to know suck it up and do the work. 6. Don't miss work, it is going to suck because you are going to be sore ALL THE TIME, but this is what you signed up for - get up, get coffee, eat breakfast and get your ass to work. 7. Don't entertain gossip between drivers - it might feel like you're making a friend but what you are really doing is showing that you're willing to trash talk - just don't do it. 8. Be nice to your driver, they are doing this job 52 weeks a year - have a little empathy. 9. Don't bitch about the small stuff - unless it's a safety violation or you are being asked to do something unethical. 10. Don't fall for the "we're gonna keep you on" speak, keep working your tail off and let as many people know that you'd like to earn a permanent position without begging for anything. Earn it, it won't be given to you.