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Light Truck Drivers

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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: 111,900

Projected Annual Job Openings: 13,840

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.29 - $25.27

Typical Annual Salary: $29,700 - $52,600

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term 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
  • Jacks
  • Lifts
  • Wheel chocks

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Industrial control software
  • Inventory management software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software