Also known as Bulk Delivery Driver, Delivery Driver, Driver, Driver/Merchandiser, Package Car Driver, Package Delivery Driver, Route Driver, Service Provider, Truck Driver
Also known as Bulk Delivery Driver, Delivery Driver, Driver
Light Truck Drivers 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.
In addition, Light Truck Drivers may load and unload vehicle.
Light Truck Drivers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Light Truck Drivers. More generally, Light Truck Drivers are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Light Truck Driver is $37,050, and the average salary is $41,050. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Light Truck Driver salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Light Truck Drivers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Light Truck Drivers earn less than $22,470 per year, 25% earn less than $27,580, 75% earn less than $50,850, and 90% earn less than $70,080.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Light Truck Drivers is expected to change by 9.8%, and there should be roughly 128,300 open positions for Light Truck Drivers every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Light Truck Driver are usually higher in their Realistic and Conventional interests.
Light Truck Drivers typically have very strong Realistic interests. 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.
Also, Light Truck Drivers typically have strong Conventional interests. 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.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Light Truck Driver tend to value Support, Independence, and Working Conditions.
Most importantly, Light Truck Drivers moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Light Truck Drivers somewhat value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Lastly, Light Truck Drivers somewhat value Working Conditions. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Light Truck Drivers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, cooperation, and attention to detail.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Light Truck Drivers, ranked by importance:
Working as a Light Truck Driver usually requires a high school diploma.
Light Truck Drivers need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Light Truck Drivers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, transportation, or law and government knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Light Truck Drivers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Light Truck Drivers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Light Truck Drivers need abilities such as far vision, spatial orientation, and multilimb coordination in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Light Truck Drivers, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Light Truck Drivers frequently use skills like operation and control, active listening, and speaking to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Light Truck Drivers, ranked by their relative importance.
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