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Become A Car Porter

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Working As A Car Porter

  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Stressful

  • $21,570

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Car Porter does

  • Go on car runs to get new cars for the shop.
  • Provided quality customer service support for busy car dealership.
  • Transport vehicles from production line to designated areas.
  • Park customer vehicles in designated spot.
  • Prepared new and used vehicles for customer delivery.
  • Added key tags with stock numbers to newly arrived vehicles.
  • Drive vehicles to and from service stalls and parking lot as needed.
  • Move vehicles for the service department.
  • Moved vehicles not currently being serviced and keeping an orderly area so that vehicles can be easily found and moved.
  • Clean cars, technician stalls, bathrooms, and windows.
  • Wash and prep cars for delivery for customers.
  • Used car transportation and dealer trades, delivery detailing, and parking lot organization
  • Prepare and detail cars that were sold.
  • Transport cars to customers Deliver parts to other dealerships Detail cars Customer service to all customers
  • Bring up finished vehicles to service drive for customers.
  • Drive vehicles through automatic car wash, run any necessary errand required by the service department.
  • Cleaned and serviced rental cars, cleaning interior and exterior of the cars before and after rental.
  • Obtained customer service skills in a fast paced environment.
  • Transport customers to and from their destinations.

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How To Become A Car Porter

Formal education is not usually required to become a hand laborer or material mover. Employers typically require only that applicants be physically able to perform the work.


There are no formal education requirements to become a hand laborer or material mover.


Most positions for hand laborers and material movers require less than 1 month of on-the-job training. Some workers need only a few days of training, and most training is done by a supervisor or a more experienced worker who decides when trainees are ready to work on their own.

Workers learn safety rules as part of their training. Many of these rules are standardized through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Refuse and recyclable material collectors who drive trucks that exceed a certain capacity—such as vehicles with the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo exceeding 26,000 pounds—must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Obtaining a CDL requires passing written, skill, and vision tests.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Hand laborers and material movers who work with the public, such as grocery baggers or car wash attendants, must be pleasant and courteous to customers.

Hand–eye coordination. Most hand laborers and material movers use their arms and hands to manipulate objects or move objects into specific positions.

Listening skills. Hand laborers and material movers follow instructions that a supervisor gives them.

Physical stamina. Hand laborers and material movers need the endurance to perform strenuous tasks, such as moving or cleaning objects, throughout the day.

Physical strength. Some workers must be able to lift and carry heavy objects.

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Car Porter Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Swedish

  • Turkish

  • Romanian

  • Hindi

  • Dutch

  • Korean

  • Danish

  • Indonesian

  • Vietnamese

  • Hungarian

  • Ukrainian

  • Lithuanian

  • French

  • Norwegian

  • Russian

  • Thai

  • Italian

  • Finnish

  • Bulgarian

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Top Skills for A Car Porter


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Top Car Porter Skills

  1. Customer Vehicles
  2. Car Lot Neat
  3. Car Dealership
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Follow all safety/driving procedures when operating/transporting customer vehicles.
  • Provided quality customer service support for busy car dealership.
  • Managed 5 car porters Organized customer delivery schedules Preformed routine car maintenance and repairs
  • Obtained customer service skills in a fast paced environment.
  • Checked in new cars off the delivery truck.

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