Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
On the Job
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers drive trucks or vans to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. They may load or unload vehicles.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
- Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
- Read maps to determine routes.
- Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
- Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments.
- Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions.
- Verify information or specifications.
- Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
- Record details of deliveries or shipments.
- Record sales or transactions data.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Dealing with external customers.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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