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.

Physical Requirements

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

Useful experience for delivery drivers includes:

  • work with people
  • sales work
  • hospitality work
  • any driving work
  • banking and cash-handling.

Personal Qualities

Delivery drivers need to be:

  • organised
  • good at planning
  • reliable and responsible
  • adaptable
  • strong communicators
  • patient.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for delivery drivers includes:

  • work with people
  • sales work
  • hospitality work
  • any driving work
  • banking and cash-handling.

Subject Recommendations

A minimum of three years of secondary education is recommended. Useful subjects include maths and English.

Delivery Drivers can earn around $19-$25 per hour per year.

Delivery drivers may progress to set up their own distribution business.

They can also move into other roles in the transport and delivery industry such as heavy truck driver or courier.

Delivery Driver

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