CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Truckdriver, Light Truck

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truckdriver, Light Truck
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle. Obey traffic laws, and follow established traffic and transportation procedures.
 
Inspect and maintain vehicle supplies and equipment, such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, and brakes, to ensure that vehicles are in proper working condition.
 
Report any mechanical problems encountered with vehicles.
 
Present bills and receipts and collect payments for goods delivered or loaded.
 
Load and unload trucks, vans, or automobiles.
 
Verify the contents of inventory loads against shipping papers.
 
Turn in receipts and money received from deliveries.
 
Maintain records such as vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements in accordance with regulations.
 
Read maps, and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
 
Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations to bases or other vehicles, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.
 
Sell and keep records of sales for products from truck inventory.
 
Drive vehicles with capacities under three tons to transport materials to and from specified destinations, such as railroad stations, plants, residences and offices, or within industrial yards.
 
Drive trucks equipped with public address systems through city streets to broadcast announcements for advertising or publicity purposes.
 
Use and maintain the tools and equipment found on commercial vehicles, such as weighing and measuring devices.
 
Perform emergency repairs, such as changing tires or installing light bulbs, fuses, tire chains, and spark plugs.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truckdriver, Light Truck
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truckdriver, Light Truck
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truckdriver, Light Truck
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Night Vision The ability to see under low light conditions.
 
Glare Sensitivity The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truckdriver, Light Truck
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Automatic routing software Route navigation software
 
Computerized inventory tracking software Inventory management software
 
FreightDATA Software Industrial control software
 
Internet browser software Internet browser software
 
Package location and tracking software Industrial control software
 
Recordkeeping software Data base user interface and query software
 
Vehicle location and tracking software Industrial control software
 
Electronic clipboards Portable data input terminals
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Global positioning system GPS devices Global positioning system receivers
 
Jacks Jacks
 
Large goods vehicles LGV Delivery trucks
 
Light trucks less than 3 tons Delivery trucks
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Pickup trucks Light trucks or sport utility vehicles
 
Satellite linkup systems Location based messaging service platforms
 
Scanners Scanners
 
Truck lift gates Lifts
 
Two way radios Two way radios
 
Vans Minivans or vans
 
Wheel blocks Wheel chocks
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truckdriver, Light Truck
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience None
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Related Work Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truckdriver, Light Truck
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Baggageman
Bulk Delivery Driver
Car Escort
Courier
Deliverer
Delivery Driver
Delivery Person
Directory Carrier
Distributor Operator
Distributor of Directories
Dock Person
Driver
Errand Runner
Escort Vehicle Driver
Explosives Truck Driver
Food Service Agent
Food Service Driver
Grocery Worker
Liquid Fertilizer Servicer
Local Truck Driver
Mail Messenger Contractor
Order Runner
Order Worker
Package Car Driver
Package Delivery Driver
Parcel Post Truck Driver
Parts Driver
Parts Runner
Pharmacy Delivery Driver
Pick Up Driver
Pick Up Truck Driver
Route Deliverer
Route Delivery Service Driver
Route Driver
Route Rider
Routeman
Run Driver
Runner
Service Car Driver
Service Provider
Servicer
Special Delivery Worker
Telephone Directory Distributor Driver
Truck Driver
UPS Driver (United Parcel Service Driver)
Utility Driver
Van Driver
Wagon Person
Warehouse Driver
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Truckdriver, Light Truck
 
 
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