Delivery drivers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Operate and drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products, such as fast food, newspapers, magazines, bakery and dairy products, and items such as dry cleaning, envelopes, packages and parcels
B. Perform pre-trip inspection of vehicle
C. Sell products over established routes and accept or make payments for goods
D. Record information on pick-ups and deliveries, vehicle mileage, fuel costs and any problems encountered
E. May communicate with central dispatch using cellular telephone or citizens' band (CB) radio.
1. Transportation and warehousing - 36.0%
2. Retail trade - 15.0%
3. Wholesale trade - 15.0%
4. Accommodation and food services - 11.0%
5. Food manufacturing - 4.0%
6. Other services (except public administration) - 3.0%
1. Completion of secondary school may be required.
2. A driver's licence appropriate to the class of vehicle being driven is required.
3. One year of safe driving experience is usually required.
4. On-the-job training is provided.
5. Eligibility for bonding and transportation of dangerous goods (TGD) certification may be required for courier drivers.
6. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate, and almost 2 in 5 have community college diploma.
The average hourly wages for Delivery and Courier Service Drivers is $13.28/HR, which is below average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.