Drives 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.
This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Transportation Operations pathway.
A person in this career:
- Obeys traffic laws and follows established traffic and transportation procedures.
- Turns in receipts and money received from deliveries.
- Reads maps and follow written or verbal geographic directions.
- Verifies the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers.
- Loads and unloads trucks, vans, or automobiles.
- Drives 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.
- Maintains records, such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements, in accordance with regulations.
- Inspects and maintains vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, or brakes, to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.
- Presents bills and receipts and collects payments for goods delivered or loaded.
- Reports any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.