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Driver/Sales Workers

Also called: Driver, Driver Salesman, Route Driver, Route Salesman

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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.
On the job, you would:
  • Drive trucks to deliver such items as food, medical supplies, or newspapers.
  • Inform regular customers of new products or services and price changes.
  • Record sales or delivery information on daily sales or delivery record.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • MobiTech Systems Route Sales Trakker
  • Soft Essentials Vending Essentials
Map creation software
  • GEOCOMtms A.Maze Planning
  • Route planning software

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$27,960
$18,600
$50,910
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