Light Truck Driver

Drive trucks with a capacity under 3 tons.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Light Truck Drivers do?

Drives truck with capacity under 3 tons to transport materials in liquid or packaged form and personnel to and from specified destinations, such as railroad stations, plants, residences, offices, or within industrial yards: Verifies load against shipping papers. Drives truck to destination, applying knowledge of commercial driving regulations and roads in area. Prepares receipts for load picked up. Collects payment for goods delivered and for delivery charges. May maintain truck log according to state and federal regulations. May maintain telephone or radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions. May drive truck equipped with public address system through city streets to broadcast announcements over system for advertising or publicity purposes. May load and unload truck. May inspect truck equipment and supplies, such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water. May perform emergency roadside repairs, such as changing tires, installing light bulbs, fuses, tire chains, and spark plugs. May be known in establishment according to type of activity as Crew-Truck Driver; Insect Sprayer, Mobile Unit; Mail-Truck Driver; Motor-Vehicle-Escort Driver; Pick-Up Driver; Service-Parts Driver; Sprinkler-Truck Driver.

Should I be a Light Truck Driver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Crew-Truck Driver, Insect Sprayer, Mobile Unit, Parcel Post Truck Driver, Pick Up Truck Driver See More

    How to become a Light Truck Driver

    Most Light Truck Drivers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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