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Delivery or courier drivers, letter carriers, couriers, messengers, or door-to-door distributors are examples of jobs that involve delivering items by walking from place to place, riding bicycles or motorcycles, or driving automobiles, vans and light trucks. The item delivered may be anything - common examples are documents, packages, take-out food, merchandise, groceries, equipment, or appliances.
This profile refers to delivery persons in general. Delivery persons, couriers or messengers pick up and deliver documents, messages, packages and various other products and deliver it to a different location. Medical samples or hazardous materials may be in the packages that they deliver. The person may also have to collect payment for their delivery service or product delivered (e.g., pizza and other "fast foods", liquor, mobile canteens).
Delivery persons typically have to lift and carry items of different sizes, weights, and shapes such as letters, pizzas, office equipment and supplies, construction supplies, mattresses, or refrigerators.
Much of their work is done:
Follow safety procedures, where appropriate for the hazard, for: