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Driver/Sales Workers

Also called: Delivery Driver, Driver, Route Sales Driver, Route Salesman

What they do:
Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery. Includes newspaper delivery drivers.
On the job, you would:
  • Collect money from customers, make change, and record transactions on customer receipts.
  • Drive trucks to deliver such items as food, medical supplies, or newspapers.
  • Write customer orders and sales contracts according to company guidelines.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • MobiTech Systems Route Sales Trakker
  • Regulussoft Route Accounting
Map creation software
  • GEOCOMtms A.Maze Planning
  • Route planning software
Project management software
  • bMobile Technology Route Manager
  • bMobile Technology Sales

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$22,720
per year, on average
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