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Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

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

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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.
  • Turn in receipts and money received from deliveries.
  • Read maps and follow written or verbal geographic directions.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Safety and Government
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

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

Spatial
  • know where things are around you
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
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

Personality

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

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/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$29,170
per year, on average
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