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Delivery and courier drivers drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products. They are employed by dairies, drug stores, newspaper distributors, take-out food establishments, dry cleaners, mobile caterers, courier and messenger service companies and many other establishments, or they may be self-employed.
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- Operate and drive automobiles, vans and light trucks to pick up and deliver various products, such as fast food, newspapers, magazines, bakery and dairy products, and items such as dry cleaning, envelopes, packages and parcels
- Perform pre-trip inspection of vehicle
- Sell products over established routes and accept or make payments for goods
- Record information on pick-ups and deliveries, vehicle mileage, fuel costs and any problems encountered
- May communicate with central dispatch using cellular telephone or citizens' band (CB) radio.
Outlook & Prospects for Delivery and Courier Service Drivers in Annapolis Valley Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||2011-10-11|
Currently the chances of qualified Delivery and Courier Service Drivers finding employment are considered to be good in the local area. The main reason why the employment potential is Good is that there are constant opportunities for this occupation as a result of such a large concentration of food establishments in the valley area in addition to other potential employers. There were also a very significant number of advertised job openings during 2010 which are consistently high year after year. Greater opportunities exist for drivers with clean driving abstracts, who are familiar with the area and have excellent customer service and communication skills.
Most opportunities are for evening and weekend fast-food delivery drivers, where there is generally a high turnover rate and businesses looking for these workers tend to advertise regularly with a sign in their store window.
More widespread use of electronic document transfer has lessened demand for shipping paper documents by couriers in recent years and many forms which used to be delivered or mailed are now available online. However, demand is created by goods and materials that cannot be sent electronically and are typically sent by courier from outside the local area. This has been at least partly the result of a significant increase in online shopping.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Delivery and Courier Service Drivers in Nova Scotia is expected to be good over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Delivery and Courier Service Drivers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- Eat Barbecue Diner has hired three new employees since it was opened to replace the Cocoa Pesto Bistro in Windsor in February 2013
Week of Feb 04 – Feb 08, 2013
Week of Jun 18 – Jun 22, 2012
Week of Apr 30 – May 04, 2012
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