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 unloading
assist with loading or unloading to make sure goods are correctly stowed
check loading documents
plan the shortest delivery route and drive the vehicle to the destination
use a two-way radio, or other electronic device, to keep in contact with the depot or base
complete paperwork and use a handheld scanning device
arrange unloading and obtain a receipt for goods delivered
handle cash and give correct change to customers
provide customer service and advice
report vehicle maintenance needs
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.