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Delivery Drivers

Delivery Drivers transfer small, medium or bulk orders to individuals, stores and warehouses. They may drive trucks, vans or cars and should have a clean driving record and be able to ensure the preservation and quality of goods transported. Delivery Drivers may work for food chains or caterers delivering food orders, for individual companies delivering items sold to customers, or for large-scale commercial operations delivering items from production locations to stores and restaurants.

Duties and tasks

  • Adhere to all highway and traffic laws while delivering goods
  • Document all goods to be transferred and confirm all goods at delivery, receiving confirmation or signature from recipients
  • Follow procedures for supply drop-off and loading zones
  • Help load and unload goods in vehicle and position goods so they dont spoil or get damaged in the delivery process
  • Organise schedule for deliveries and navigate best route for fastest delivery to clients, ensuring that clients get their goods at scheduled time
  • Perform routine inspections on the vehicle and advise on necessary maintenance
  • Process payments from deliveries if necessary and issue invoices or receipts

Skills required

  • Ethical
  • Good Driver and Clean Driving Record
  • Problem Solving Capabilities
  • Strong Organisation Skills
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Delivery Drivers spend most of their time transporting items from their starting location to destination. They must be able to spend lengthy periods of time driving while staying alert. It is very important that Delivery Drivers make their delivery schedule routes on time. They may need to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends to deliver goods to customers.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Trucking Association The ATA is the peak body that represents trucking operators. The ATAs members include major logistics companies, transport industry associations and businesses with leading expertise in truck technology
Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established by the Australian Government and led by industry

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