Profession delivery driver

Delivery drivers transport goods and packages to specified locations by motocycle, car or van. They load and unload goods according to schedule, ensure proper handling of packages, follow directions and plan the best route to each destination.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Geographic areas

    Know the geographic area in detail; know where different organisations carry out operations.

  • Health and safety measures in transportation

    The body of rules, procedures and regulations related to health and safety measures intended to prevent accidents or incidents in transportation.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

Skills

  • Drive vehicles

    Be able to drive vehicles; have the approapriate type of driving license according to the type of motor vehicle used.

  • Drive in urban areas

    Drive vehicles in urban areas. Interpret and understand transit signs in a city, the regulation of traffic, and the related common automobility agreements in an urban area.

  • Differentiate types of packages

    Identify and differentiate different kinds of mail items and packages to be delivered. Consider their differences to foresee the necessary tools required for delivery.

  • Communicate with customers

    Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.

  • Act reliably

    Proceed in a way that one can be relied on or depended on.

  • Establish daily priorities

    Establish daily priorities for staff personnel. Effectively deal with multi-task workload.

  • Interpret traffic signals

    Observe lights on the road, road conditions, nearby traffic, and prescribed speed limits to ensure safety. Interpret traffic signals and act accordingly.

  • Use geographic information systems

    Work with computer data systems such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Optional knowledge and skills

follow verbal instructions organise mail deliveries operate gps systems maintain vehicle appearance handle delivered packages handle paperwork handle fragile items ensure the integrity of mail monitor merchandise delivery data protection maintain vehicle delivery documentation operate mailing information systems follow written instructions process payments use different communication channels handle delivery of furniture goods set payment handling strategies take payments for bills drive at high speeds drive two-wheeled vehicles