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LEAD DRIVER/TRUCK TECHNICIAN, IN-DEPTH: Helping People Who Are Less Fortunate

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This interviewee, a Lead Driver and Truck Technician, describes what he likes most about his job, its challenges, whether it's hard to get his job, his "aha!" moment, and his work-life balance. He committed to this path once he saw that the goods he was transporting were helping people in the community that were less fortunate.

Job Title: Lead Driver/Truck Technician

Job Summary: Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Job Description

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers pick up, transport, and drop off packages within a small region or urban area.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

All delivery drivers need a driver’s license.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $45,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Travel, Remote, Outdoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Mathematical skills, Hand-eye coordination

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<span m='37900'>people</span> <span m='38180'>ask</span> <span m='38480'>us</span> <span m='38600'>to</span> <span m='38720'>do,</span> <span m='39040'>and</span> <span m='39260'>sometimes</span> <span m='39640'>that's</span> <span m='39800'>not</span> <span m='39940'>the</span> <span m='40050'>easiest</span> <span m='40420'>thing</span> <span m='40570'>to</span> <span m='40640'>do</span> <span m='40840'>with a</span> <span m='40910'>smile</span> <span m='41180'>on</span> <span m='41290'>your</span> <span m='41510'>face.</span> </p><p><span m='41970'>My</span> <span m='43330'>aha</span> <span m='43770'>moment,</span> <span m='44310'>if</span> <span m='44500'>you</span> <span m='44630'>will,</span> <span m='45760'>about</span> <span m='46110'>choosing</span> <span m='46390'>this</span> <span m='46630'>career</span> <span m='46890'>path</span> <span m='47160'>was</span> <span m='47420'>I</span> <span m='47780'>saw</span> <span m='48100'>what</span> <span m='48250'>we</span> <span 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