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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.   (O'Net 53-3033.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Baggageman, Bulk Delivery Driver, Car Escort, Deliverer, Delivery Driver, Delivery Person, Directory Carrier, Distributor of Directories, Distributor Operator, Driver, Driver/Merchandiser, Errand Runner, Escort Vehicle Driver, Explosives Truck Driver, Food Service Agent, Food Service Driver, Grocery Worker, Liquid Fertilizer Servicer, Local Truck Driver, Mail Messenger Contractor, Order Runner, Order Worker, Package Car Driver, Package Delivery Driver, Parcel Post Truck Driver, Parts Driver, Parts Runner, Pharmacy Delivery Driver, Pick Up Driver, Pick Up Truck Driver, Route Deliverer, Route Delivery Service Driver, Route Driver, Route Rider, Route Supervisor, Routeman, Runner, Service Car Driver, Service Provider, Servicer, Special Delivery Worker, Telephone Directory Distributor Driver, Truck Driver, UPS Driver (United Parcel Service Driver), Van Driver, Wagon Person
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 9.85   $ 11.33   $ 15.49   $ 20.18   $ 28.43   $ 17.13  
    Yearly $20,480   $23,570   $32,210   $41,970   $59,140   $35,630  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 10.36   $ 11.89   $ 16.59   $ 21.33   $ 29.05   $ 17.92  
    Yearly $21,550   $24,730   $34,510   $44,370   $60,420   $37,280  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.65   $ 11.16   $ 14.47   $ 20.82   $ 29.68   $ 16.88  
    Yearly $20,080   $23,210   $30,100   $43,300   $61,740   $35,120  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.65   $ 10.46   $ 14.27   $ 18.17   $ 24.81   $ 15.74  
    Yearly $20,060   $21,760   $29,680   $37,790   $51,600   $32,750  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 2,072 2,151 0.4% 43
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Couriers and messengers 19.4%
    Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 8.6%
    Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 7.9%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 7.6%
    Motor vehicle and parts dealers 7.5%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Obey traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.
     
  • Present bills and receipts and collect payments for goods delivered or loaded.
     
  • Load and unload trucks, vans, or automobiles.
     
  • Verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers.
     
  • Turn in receipts and money received from deliveries.
     
  • Maintain records, such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements, in accordance with regulations.
     
  • Read maps and follow written or verbal geographic directions.
     
  • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations to bases or other vehicles, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers  updated December 2005
     


    Knowledge
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers  updated December 2005
     


    Skills
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  • 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.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
     
  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Spatial Orientation - The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
     
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
     
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
     
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Reaction Time - The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers  updated December 2005
     


    Work Activities
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  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
  • Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Controlling Machines and Processes - Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
     
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers  updated December 2005
     


    Interests
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers  updated December 2005
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
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  • Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers  updated December 2005
     


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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 
     

     
     
     
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