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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. Includes newspaper delivery drivers.
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:

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

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$25,860
$18,060
$48,970
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