Delivery and courier service drivers (NOC 7514)

About this job

Delivery and courier service drivers:

  • drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products
  • work for dairies, drug stores, newspaper distributors, take-out food establishments, dry cleaners, mobile caterers, courier and messenger service companies and many other establishments
  • may be self-employed
Common job titles
  • agent, amusement machine route
  • delivery person, bakery - bread deliverer
  • driver, bookmobile
  • driver, delivery - pharmacy / newspaper
  • driver, mobile canteen / mobile caterer
  • driver, town messenger
  • agent, amusement machine route
  • delivery person, bakery - bread deliverer
  • driver, bookmobile
  • driver, delivery - commerical
  • driver, delivery - groceries / fast food
  • driver, delivery - parcels (courier van)

Duties

Delivery and courier service drivers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work involves driving vehicles.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to supervisory positions or to non-driving occupations, such as driver trainer or dispatcher, is possible with additional training or experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.