Occupation information for Light Truck Drivers California


Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to pick up merchandise or packages from a distribution center and deliver. May load and unload vehicle.

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Currently Employed: 120,200

Projected Annual Job Openings: 16,750

Typical Hourly Wage: $15.26 - $27.30

Typical Annual Salary: $31,740 - $56,790

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: No work experience

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Less than 1 month on-the-job training

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typical job duties
  • Obey traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures.
  • Turn in receipts and money received from deliveries.
  • Read maps and follow written or verbal geographic directions.
  • Verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers.
  • Load and unload trucks, vans, or automobiles.
  • Drive 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.
  • Maintain records, such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements, in accordance with regulations.
  • 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.
  • Present bills and receipts and collect payments for goods delivered or loaded.
  • Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.
tools & technology
  • Delivery trucks
  • Forklifts
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver
  • Jacks
  • Lifts

  • Communications server software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Desktop communications software
  • Industrial control software
  • Internet browser software