Delivery Driver Kaitaraiwa Waka Whakarato
Delivery drivers distribute and may sell products to commercial and home delivery customers.
Delivery drivers may do some or all of the following:
- plan their daily delivery route
- load and unload stock on trucks or vans
- deliver goods driving trucks or vans
- receive payments for deliveries and arrange and document accounts
- interact with customers
- stocktake and order new supplies
- implement marketing strategies and promotions
- hire, train and work with staff
- keep their trucks or vans up to required standards.
Delivery drivers need to be reasonably fit, healthy and strong as their work involves a lot of physical activity such as heavy lifting.
Useful experience for delivery drivers includes:
- work with people
- sales work
- hospitality work
- any driving work
- banking and cash-handling.
Delivery drivers need to be:
- good at planning
- reliable and responsible
- strong communicators
Delivery drivers need to have:
- driving skills
- knowledge of the streets in their delivery area
- good customer service skills
- knowledge of any products they sell
- awareness of relevant health and safety, and transport regulations.
- work long hours, including early mornings, late nights and weekends
- work in their own delivery area, which can include city and suburban streets
- spend a lot of time driving and may work in refrigerated conditions at their depots.
A minimum of three years of secondary education is recommended. Useful subjects include maths and English.
Years Of Training
To become a delivery driver you need a full driver's licence.
You may also need:
- a Class 2, 3, 4 or 5 driver's licence, depending on the size of your vehicle
- a transport service licence
- to pass a pre-employment drugs test
- a dangerous goods (D) endorsement, if you are carrying dangerous goods
- a forklift licence and experience with a crane fitted to a truck.