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Working As A Delivery Sales Worker

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Stressful

  • $51,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Delivery Sales Worker Do

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers pick up, transport, and drop off packages and small shipments within a local region or urban area. They drive trucks with a 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity or less. Most of the time, they transport merchandise from a distribution center to businesses and households.

Duties

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically do the following:

  • Load and unload their cargo
  • Communicate with costumers to determine pickup and delivery needs
  • Report any incidents they encounter on the road to a dispatcher
  • Follow all applicable traffic laws
  • Report serious mechanical problems to the appropriate personnel
  • Keep their truck and associated equipment clean and in good working order
  • Accept payments for the shipment
  • Handle paperwork, such as receipts or delivery confirmation notices

Most drivers generally receive instructions to go to a delivery location at a particular time, and it is up to them to determine the best route. Other drivers have a regular daily or weekly delivery schedule. All drivers must have a thorough understanding of an area’s street grid and know which roads allow trucks and which do not.

Light truck drivers, often called pickup and delivery or P&D drivers, are the most common type of delivery driver. They drive small trucks or vans from distribution centers to delivery locations. Drivers make deliveries based on a set schedule. Some drivers stop at the distribution center once only, in the morning, and make many stops throughout the day. Others make multiple trips between the distribution center and delivery locations. Some drivers make deliveries from a retail location to customers.

Driver/sales workers are delivery drivers who have additional sales responsibilities. They recommend new products to businesses and solicit new customers. These drivers may have a regular delivery route and be responsible for adding new clients located along their route. For example, they may make regular deliveries to a hardware store and encourage the store’s manager to offer a new type of product. Driver/sales workers also deliver goods, such as take-out food to consumers, and accept payment for those goods.

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How To Become A Delivery Sales Worker

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically enter their occupations with a high school diploma or equivalent. However, some opportunities exist for those without a high school diploma. Workers undergo 1 month or less of on-the-job training. They must have a driver’s license from the state in which they work and possess a clean driving record.

Education

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers typically enter their occupations with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Training

Companies train new delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers on the job. This may include driving training from a driver-mentor who rides along with a new employee to ensure that a new driver is able to operate a truck safely on crowded streets.

New drivers also have training to learn company policies about package dropoffs and returns, taking payment, and what to do with damaged goods.

Driver/sales workers must learn detailed information about the products they offer. Their company also may teach them proper sales techniques, such as how to approach potential new customers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All delivery drivers need a driver’s license.

Other Experience

Some delivery drivers begin as package loaders at warehouse facilities, especially if the driver works for a large company. For more information on package loaders, see the profile on hand laborers and material movers.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. When completing deliveries, drivers often interact with customers and should make a good impression to ensure repeat business.

Hand-eye coordination. When driving, delivery drivers need to observe their surroundings while simultaneously operating a complex machine.

Math skills. Because delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers sometimes take payment, they must be able to count cash and make change quickly and accurately.

Patience. When driving through heavy traffic congestion, delivery drivers must remain calm and composed.

Sales skills. Driver/sales workers are expected to persuade customers to purchase new or different products from them.

Visual ability. To have a driver’s license, delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers must be able to pass a state vision test.

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Average Yearly Salary
$51,000
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$25,000
Min 10%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
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$51,000
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$51,000
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$51,000
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$51,000
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$51,000
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$103,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Advance Auto Parts
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a Delivery Sales Worker make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Delivery Sales Worker in the United States is $51,275 per year or $25 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $25,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $103,000.

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Top Skills for A Delivery Sales Worker

  1. Customer Service
  2. New Merchandise
  3. Auto Parts
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided quality customer service by delivering merchandise and assisting customers in purchasing decisions and addressing concerns and issues.
  • Unloaded trucks, stocked shelves, set up displays and assembled new merchandise for display.
  • Delivered quality auto parts to customers
  • Write customer orders and sales contracts according to company guidelines.
  • Deliver product and maintain customer relationships with over 75 accounts

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Top 10 Best States for Delivery Sales Workers

  1. Vermont
  2. Alabama
  3. Hawaii
  4. Oregon
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Texas
  7. North Dakota
  8. Alaska
  9. Wisconsin
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Delivery Sales Worker Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 2,796 Delivery Sales Worker resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Delivery Sales Worker Demographics

Gender

Male

74.3%

Female

18.2%

Unknown

7.6%
Ethnicity

White

65.0%

Hispanic or Latino

14.9%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

5.4%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.4%

French

9.2%

Chinese

4.6%

Russian

4.6%

Portuguese

3.1%

Bulgarian

3.1%

German

3.1%

Somali

3.1%

Japanese

3.1%

Italian

3.1%

Yoruba

1.5%

Carrier

1.5%

Arabic

1.5%

Afar

1.5%

Korean

1.5%
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Delivery Sales Worker Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.8%

Oklahoma State University

7.8%

Murray State University

5.5%

The Academy

4.7%

Illinois State University

4.7%

Washington State University

4.7%

Ball State University

4.7%

Kaplan University

4.7%

University of Alabama

3.9%

Wake Technical Community College

3.9%

Texas Tech University

3.9%

Auburn University

3.9%

University of Southern Mississippi

3.9%

Full Sail University

3.9%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.9%

University of Houston

3.9%

Ashworth College

3.9%

University of Akron

3.1%

Appalachian State University

3.1%

Pima Community College

3.1%
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Majors

Business

28.6%

Criminal Justice

9.5%

General Studies

7.1%

Communication

4.8%

Education

4.2%

Psychology

4.2%

Automotive Technology

4.1%

Accounting

4.1%

Computer Science

3.9%

Nursing

3.1%

Liberal Arts

3.0%

Graphic Design

3.0%

Finance

2.7%

Marketing

2.7%

Medical Technician

2.6%

Kinesiology

2.5%

Management

2.5%

Biology

2.5%

Medical Assisting Services

2.5%

Electrical Engineering

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

40.8%

Bachelors

29.8%

Associate

17.3%

Certificate

5.2%

Masters

3.9%

Diploma

1.9%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.3%
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