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Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Also called: Truck Driver, Delivery Driver, Driver, Package Car Driver

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Army or Coast Guard.

What they do:
Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle.
On the job, you would:
  • Obey traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures.
  • Inspect and maintain vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, or brakes, to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.
  • Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.

Knowledge

Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Spatial
  • know where things are around you
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software
  • FreightDATA Software
  • Package location and tracking software
Route navigation software
  • Automatic routing software
Internet browser software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma or
some high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$29,390
per year, on average
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