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Become A Delivery Sales Worker

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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

  • $38,054

    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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Delivery Sales Worker Career Paths

Delivery Sales Worker
Sales Person Sales Manager General Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Diesel Mechanic Parts Specialist
Commercial Sales Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Delivery Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Specialist Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Person General Manager Account Executive
District Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operator Driver Dispatcher
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Service Manager Account Manager
Key Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Warehouse Supervisor
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Regional Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Merchandiser Route Sales Representative
Route Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Sales Consultant
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Manager Account Executive
Sales/Marketing
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician
Service Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Terminal Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Delivery Driver Sales Consultant
Territory Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Sales Manager
Territory Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Instructor Trainer
Training Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Operator Operation Supervisor Logistics Manager
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Delivery Sales Worker Demographics

Gender

Male

79.1%

Female

20.0%

Unknown

0.9%
Ethnicity

White

64.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Black or African American

10.5%

Asian

5.9%

Unknown

4.0%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

58.5%

French

9.8%

Portuguese

4.9%

Bulgarian

4.9%

Chinese

4.9%

Russian

4.9%

German

2.4%

Somali

2.4%

Arabic

2.4%

Afar

2.4%

Korean

2.4%
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Delivery Sales Worker Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

9.6%

Murray State University

8.4%

University of Missouri - Columbia

6.0%

Ball State University

6.0%

Kaplan University

6.0%

Glendale Community College

4.8%

Texas Tech University

4.8%

Auburn University

4.8%

University of Southern Mississippi

4.8%

Wichita State University

4.8%

University of Houston

4.8%

Oklahoma State University

4.8%

Liberty University

4.8%

Hibbing Community College

3.6%

Arkansas State University

3.6%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

3.6%

Michigan State University

3.6%

Tennessee Technological University

3.6%

The Academy

3.6%

Illinois State University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

29.3%

Criminal Justice

8.8%

General Studies

7.6%

Communication

6.1%

Automotive Technology

4.9%

Psychology

4.1%

Computer Science

3.9%

Kinesiology

3.4%

Finance

3.4%

Graphic Design

3.4%

Accounting

3.4%

Liberal Arts

3.2%

Education

2.9%

Biology

2.7%

Medical Technician

2.7%

Electrical Engineering

2.2%

Management

2.2%

Nursing

2.0%

English

2.0%

Computer Networking

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

41.0%

Bachelors

30.4%

Associate

16.8%

Certificate

5.1%

Masters

3.8%

Diploma

1.9%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Delivery Sales Worker

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  1. Customer Service
  2. New Merchandise
  3. Auto
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Directed and coordinated daily operation business aspects focused on logistics and customer service.
  • Unloaded trucks, stocked shelves, set up displays and assembled new merchandise for display.
  • Delivered and sold automotive parts to customers
  • Worked Primarily Delivery of Furniture and Carpet.
  • Write customer orders and sales contracts according to company guidelines.

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