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Become A Driver/Merchandiser

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Working As A Driver/Merchandiser

  • 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

  • $28,900

    Average Salary

What Does A Driver/Merchandiser 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 Driver/Merchandiser

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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Driver/Merchandiser Career Paths

Driver/Merchandiser
Route Driver Driver Delivery Driver
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Over The Road Driver Delivery Driver Account Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
CDL Driver Shuttle Driver Night Auditor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Warehouse/Driver Warehouse Manager Branch Manager
Branch Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Sales Person Finance Manager Contracts Manager
Commercial Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Over The Road Driver Driver Dispatcher
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Security Officer Account Manager
Key Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Service Technician
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Person General Manager Owner
Owner/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
CDL Driver Driver/Owner Operator Company Driver
Owner/Operator
6 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Route Driver Service Technician Operations Manager
Terminal Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Warehouse Manager General Manager
Territory Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Security Officer Account Manager
Territory Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse/Driver Forklift Operator Operation Supervisor
Transportation Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
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Driver/Merchandiser Demographics

Gender

Male

87.3%

Female

11.0%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

77.7%

Hispanic or Latino

14.9%

Asian

5.9%

Unknown

1.2%

Black or African American

0.4%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

82.1%

French

10.7%

Portuguese

7.1%

Driver/Merchandiser Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.8%

Liberty University

9.3%

Delgado Community College

7.0%

Diesel Driving Academy

4.7%

Del Mar College

4.7%

American InterContinental University

4.7%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

4.7%

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

3.5%

Hinds Community College

3.5%

Atlanta Technical College

3.5%

University of Toledo

3.5%

The Academy

3.5%

University of Arkansas Community College-Hope

3.5%

Texas Tech University

3.5%

Kirkwood Community College

3.5%

Houston Community College

3.5%

Columbus Technical College

3.5%

Wichita State University

3.5%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

3.5%

Southern University and A & M College

3.5%
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Majors

Business

34.0%

Criminal Justice

10.1%

General Studies

6.7%

Computer Science

6.2%

Automotive Technology

4.1%

Graphic Design

3.9%

Education

3.4%

Management

3.4%

Kinesiology

2.8%

Communication

2.8%

Psychology

2.8%

Liberal Arts

2.6%

Information Technology

2.3%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.3%

Marketing

2.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.1%

Precision Metal Working

2.1%

Electrical Engineering

2.1%

Law Enforcement

2.1%

Accounting

2.1%
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Degrees

Other

49.6%

Bachelors

20.7%

Associate

17.4%

Certificate

6.4%

Masters

3.0%

Diploma

2.0%

License

0.9%
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Top Skills for A Driver/Merchandiser

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Top Driver/Merchandiser Skills

  1. Rotate Products
  2. Merchandise Product
  3. Delivery Truck
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reset Rotate products Display product Drive product from vendor to vendor Maintaining great customer service
  • Unload truck and merchandise product in the store.
  • Warehouse environment loading and unloading delivery trucks.
  • Route Driver/Merchandiser/Customer Service filled and maintained kiosks on a weekly static route Regularly had interactions with customers Changed art work following plan-o-grams
  • Delivered Coca-Cola products to customers on an assigned route.

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