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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 Vancouver Island and Coast 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
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 02 - Sep 06, 2013
- Wilson's Transportation has won a five-year contract to provide shuttle-bus service between the Victoria Airport and downtown Victoria hotels. The contract starts November 1 and will boost opportunities for Wilson's existing employees.
- Modernization of the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf to improve export capacity is expected to create many job opportunities during and after the construction period. The federally-funded project is expected to start this fall and last until September 2014.
- The Port Alberni Port Authority has received federal funds to study the feasibility of a short sea port facility in Alberni Inlet. The facility would handle small cargo vessels travelling short distances.
- Fewer bookings at the Victoria Conference Centre a troubling trend for the local hospitality and retail sectors which rely on the centre to generate business
- Richmond-based Helijet International has secured $3.5M in new flight contracts, which will expand its presence along BC¿s central and north coast
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