Light Truck Drivers

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What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Bulk Delivery Driver, Delivery Driver, Driver, Package Car Driver, Package Delivery Driver, Route Driver, Service Provider, Truck Driver

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Light Truck Drivers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #51 in job growth rate
  • 2,740

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #16 in net job growth
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Majors that prepare Light Truck Drivers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.1%)
  • Associate's degree (6.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (23.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (47.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (15.6%)

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
  • Spatial Orientation - The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
  • Process customer bills or payments.
  • Read maps to determine routes.
  • Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments.
  • Verify information or specifications.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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