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Driver/Sales Worker

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High school preferred +

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What They Do

Driver-Sales Workers Career Video

About This Career

Drives truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sells or delivers goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or picks up or delivers items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery.

This career is part of the Marketing cluster Professional Sales pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Drives trucks to deliver such items as food, medical supplies, or newspapers.
  • Informs regular customers of new products or services and price changes.
  • Records sales or delivery information on daily sales or delivery record.
  • Listens to and resolves customers' complaints regarding products or services.
  • Collects money from customers, makes change, and records transactions on customer receipts.
  • Maintains trucks and food-dispensing equipment and cleans inside of machines that dispense food or beverages.
  • Arranges merchandise and sales promotion displays or issues sales promotion materials to customers.
  • Collects coins from vending machines, refills machines, and removes aged merchandise.
  • Writes customer orders and sales contracts according to company guidelines.
  • Reviews lists of dealers, customers, or station drops and load trucks.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 20 lbs., sometimes up to 50 lbs. You might do a lot of lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling.
  • Work in this occupation involves bending or twisting your body more than one-third of the time
  • Lighting is either extremely bright or inadequate
  • Conditions are very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F)
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation requires being outside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves walking or running more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person
  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects
  • Using abdominal and lower back muscles repeatedly or over time without tiring

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Delivery Man
  • Driver Salesman
  • Pizza Delivery Driver
  • Route Driver
  • Route Sales Driver
  • Route Salesman
  • Sales Route Driver
  • Route Delivery Driver
  • Route Sales Representative


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