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Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to pick up merchandise or packages from a distribution center and deliver. May load and unload vehicle.

    Work Activities
    • Obey traffic laws and follow established traffic and transportation procedures.
    • Read maps and follow written or verbal geographic directions.
    • Verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers.
    • Load and unload trucks, vans, or automobiles.
    • Drive vehicles with capacities under three tons to transport materials to and from specified destinations, such as railroad stations, plants, residences, offices, or within industrial yards.
    • Maintain records, such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements, in accordance with regulations.
    • Inspect and maintain vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, or brakes, to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.
    • Present bills and receipts and collect payments for goods delivered or loaded.
    • Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.
    • Perform emergency repairs, such as changing tires or installing light bulbs, fuses, tire chains, or spark plugs.
    • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations to bases or other vehicles, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.
    • Sell products from truck inventory and keep records of sales.
    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • Far Vision

      The ability to see details at a distance.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Spatial Orientation

      The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 31770/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 15.27/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 37,950
    • Yearly Projected Openings 4,230
    Typical Education
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Stress Tolerance
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