Profession delivery driver

Delivery drivers transport goods and packages to specified locations by motorcycle, 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

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Social
  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Geographic areas

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Establish daily priorities

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

  • 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.

  • Drive vehicles

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

  • Act reliably

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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