National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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75201 - Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors

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

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • bread deliverer
    • canteen driver
    • delivery driver
    • door-to-door distributor
    • driver salesperson
    • dry cleaning driver
    • flyer distributor
    • newspaper carrier
    • newspaper delivery driver
    • pizza delivery driver
    • vending machine driver-supplier

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Couriers and messengers (See 74102 Couriers and messengers)
    • Delivery drivers supervisor (See 72024 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators)
    • Delivery truck helper (See 75211 Railway and motor transport labourers)
    • Dispatchers (See 14404 Dispatchers)
    • Garbage truck driver (See 74205 Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers)
    • Heavy truck driver (See 73300 Transport truck drivers)
  • 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 food, newspapers, magazines, bakery and dairy products, and items such as dry cleaning
    • Deliver newspapers, flyers, handbills, telephone directories and similar items to residences and businesses
    • 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

    • Some 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 may be 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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