Light truck and delivery service drivers generally use smaller vehicles, vans or trucks with a capacity under 26,000 pounds. Drivers have to maintain their vehicles in good working order, obey traffic laws, load and unload cargo, and remain on schedule for pickups and deliveries. Employers generally look for drivers who will adhere to the rules, are attentive, and are friendly and reliable.
Commercial Driver's Licenses. It takes special skills, training, and aptitude to safely operate large trucks and buses. We issue commercial driver’s licenses to ensure that drivers meet our high standards for operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Light truck and delivery service drivers generally use smaller vehicles, vans or trucks with a capacity under 26,000 pounds. Drivers have to maintain their vehicles in good working order, obey traffic laws, load and unload cargo, and remain on schedule for pickups and deliveries. Written and computerized National Police Agency driver aptitude tests – which focus on attentiveness and judgment – are currently used to evaluate the driving fitness of elderly drivers. Examinees are instructed to find targets in photographs of driving scenes and select proper responses. Results could be more reliable if drivers took the same tests in a safe environment, i.e., an environment free from stress that the results would affect their certification of aptitude or lack of aptitude for driving or working as a driver. Bus driver candidates are asked to take up to two aptitude tests- a numerical and a verbal reasoning test. These tests are usually administered at an assessment day. Pay attention to your correspondence with the recruitment department to know when to expect the tests.
While there is no minimum education requirement to be a truck driver, drivers need to be equipped with the stamina and experience to travel long distances without posing a danger to themselves or other drivers. Spatial awareness and physical dexterity is much more important in this job than it is in others. Moreover, companies that rely on a fleet of delivery drivers must ensure that drivers are prompt, reliable, and have good dispositions for customer service.
Criteria Corp has several tests that are used by hiring managers to assess applicants for delivery/driver positions. The Criteria Basic Skills Test (CBST) is, as the name implies, a basic skills test which assesses basic literacy, numeracy, and attention to detail, skills strongly linked to general job readiness. To assess applicants' attention and concentration, employers can use the Criteria Attention Skills Test (CAST), which measures an individual's focus, concentration, and multi-tasking skills, all crucial abilities for truck drivers. Finally, the Customer Service Aptitude Profile (CSAP), measures an applicant's personality traits as they relate to a customer-facing position. It provides a recommendation for an applicant's suitability for customer service-related work and can be used to determine who is a good fit for a customer-facing role.
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Source: U.S. Department of Labor