Delivery drivers use light vans, cars, utilities, motorcycles, scooters or bicycles to pick up and deliver goods, usually over short distances.
Duties & Tasks
Delivery drivers may perform the following tasks:drive the vehicle into position for loading or unloadingassist with loading or unloading to make sure goods are correctly stowedcheck loading documentsplan the shortest delivery route and drive the vehicle to the destinationuse a two-way radio, or other electronic device, to keep in contact with the depot or basecomplete paperwork and use a handheld scanning devicearrange unloading and obtain a receipt for goods deliveredhandle cash and give correct change to customersprovide customer service and advicereport vehicle maintenance needshand-deliver goods.
Some delivery drivers are employed on a subcontract basis and provide their own vehicles. Motorcycle and bicycle couriers nearly always provide their own transport. Some delivery drivers wear a uniform.
- trustworthy and reliable able to gain a thorough knowledge of city and suburban streets good communication skills and some mathematical ability able to cope with the physical demands of the job safe driving skills.