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7514 – Delivery and courier service drivers

Delivery and courier service drivers drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products. They are employed by dairies, drug stores, newspaper distributors, take-out food establishments, dry cleaners, mobile caterers, courier and messenger service companies and many other establishments, or they may be self-employed.


Index of titles

Example titles

Amusement machine route agent

Bakery deliveryman/woman

Bakery route salesman/woman

Bookmobile driver

Bread deliverer

Bread route driver

Cannabis courier

Cannabis delivery driver

Canteen driver

Courier driver

Courier service driver

Courier van driver

Dairy route salesman/woman

Delivery driver

Delivery driver – parcels

Delivery salesperson

Delivery truck driver

Driver salesman/woman

Driver salesperson

Drug store delivery driver

Dry cleaning driver

Expedite driver

Fast food delivery driver

Food delivery driver

Food service driver

Groceries deliverer

Laundry route driver

Mail service courier

Milk deliverer


Mobile canteen driver

Mobile caterer

Motorized mail courier

Newspaper delivery driver

Parts delivery driver

Pizza delivery driver

Route driver

Small van driver

Soft drink driver-salesman/woman

Soft drinks driver

Takeout pizza driver

Telephone directory deliverer – courier service

Town messenger driver

Vending machine driver-supplier

Main duties

This group performs 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.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school is usually required.

A driver’s licence appropriate to the class of vehicle being driven is required.

One year of safe driving experience is usually required.

On-the-job training is provided.

Eligibility for bonding and transportation of dangerous goods (TGD) certification may be required for delivery and courier drivers.

Additional information

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


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