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Occupation

Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle.

Also known as

Service Provider, Truck Driver, Delivery Driver, Route Driver, Package Car Driver, Driver, Route Supervisor, Bulk Delivery Driver, Package Delivery Driver, Driver/Merchandiser

Education

The typical education required for this career in Minnesota is:
High school diploma or equivalent

Demand

Minnesota

Demand 5 / 5
10-Year Growth 5.5%
10-Year Openings 21,853

Wages

People in this occupation tend to earn between $14.84 to $24.76 per hour

Cost of Living

A typical family with two adults - working a combined 60 hours per week - with one child at home needs to earn $18.20 per hour per worker to meet their basic needs.

Daily Work Activities

  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
  • Read maps to determine routes.
  • Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments.
  • Verify information or specifications.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.

Licensing Information

The state of Minnesota may require a license to work in this career.

Certification Information

Some employers may require an occupational certification to work in this career.

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