Delivery and courier service drivers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7514
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Delivery and courier service drivers drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products. They are employed by dairies, drug stores, newspaper distributors, take-out food establishments, dry cleaners, mobile caterers, courier and messenger service companies and many other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

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Job Duties for Delivery and courier service drivers

  • 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
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspection of vehicle
  • Plan delivery travel schedules and service routes
  • Load and unload cargo, goods or merchandise
  • Provide customer service by selling products, delivering over established routes and accepting or making payments for goods
  • Record information on pick-ups and deliveries, vehicle mileage and fuel costs and report any incidents or problems encountered
  • May scan and sort freight or cargo for delivery
  • May assemble, install or set-up delivered goods or merchandise
  • May communicate with central dispatch using mobile communications equipment.

Working Conditions for Delivery and courier service drivers

Work takes place in a variety of settings, involving local travel to different facilities and residences.

Required Skills for Delivery and courier service drivers

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  • Attention to Detail
  • Cleanliness
  • Communications
  • Compliance Training
  • Computer Use
  • Continuous Learning
  • Coordinating
  • Customer Service
  • Cycle Counting
  • Data Entry
  • Decision-Making
  • Deliver Orders
  • Detail Oriented
  • Electronics
  • Flatbed Truck
  • Fluent French
  • Good Driving Record
  • Hardworking
  • Haul Trucks
  • Heavy Lift
  • Hospitality
  • Imagination
  • Innovation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Inventory Control
  • Listening Skills
  • Load Securement
  • Logbook
  • Loss Prevention
  • Material Handling
  • Merchandising
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Order Picking
  • Organizational Skills
  • Package Delivery
  • Patience
  • Planning
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • Punctuality
  • Reliability
  • Requisition
  • Sanitation
  • Sincerity
  • Sorting
  • Tablets
  • Team Oriented
  • Time Management
  • Traffic Laws
  • Training And Development
  • Trustworthy
  • Unloading
  • Unpacking
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Warehouse Management
  • Warehousing
  • Work Independently
  • Writing
  • Written Communication

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