Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

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.

Median Annual Wage: $29,570

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (75%); Less than high school diploma (23%); Some college, no degree (3%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Truck Driver; Driver; Delivery Driver; Package Car Driver; Package Delivery Driver; Service Provider; Bulk Delivery Driver; Route Driver; Route Supervisor; Driver/Merchandiser

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers.

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  • Turn in receipts and money received from deliveries.
  • Read maps and follow written or verbal geographic directions.
  • Verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers.
  • Load and unload trucks, vans, or automobiles.
  • Drive vehicles with capacities under three tons to transport materials to and from specified destinations, such as railroad stations, plants, residences, offices, or within industrial yards.
  • Maintain records, such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements, in accordance with regulations.
  • 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.
  • Present bills and receipts and collect payments for goods delivered or loaded.
  • Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.
  • Perform emergency repairs, such as changing tires or installing light bulbs, fuses, tire chains, or spark plugs.
  • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations to bases or other vehicles, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers.

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers.

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