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, Delivery Person, Driver, Light Truck Driver, Mover, Package Car Driver, Package Delivery Driver, Route Driver, Service Provider, Truck Driver, Van Driver, Warehouse Driver

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • 15.4%

    Change

    Ranks #25 in job growth rate
    3,310

    Job Openings

    Ranks #18 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (<1%)
  • Master's degree  (1%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (6%)
  • Associate's degree  (7%)
  • Some college, no degree  (23%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (47%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (15%)

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • 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.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
  • 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.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
  • Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions.
  • Verify information or specifications.
  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
  • Read maps to determine routes.
  • Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments.
  • Process customer bills or payments.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
  • Collect fares or payment from customers.
  • Record details of deliveries or shipments.
  • Record sales or transactions data.
  • Sell products or services.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.2 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

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