Job description Courier Service Driver near Peterborough (ON)

Find out what work is like for a courier service driver in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Delivery and courier service drivers (NOC 7514).

Delivery and courier service drivers


Delivery and courier service 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.

Job 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 fast food, newspapers, magazines, bakery and dairy products, and items such as dry cleaning, envelopes, packages and parcels
  • 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.

Job titles

  • driver salesperson
  • canteen driver
  • delivery driver
  • bread deliverer
  • pizza delivery driver
  • newspaper delivery driver
  • dry cleaning driver
  • vending machine driver-supplier
  • mail service courier
  • courier service driver

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