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Working As A Driver/Warehouse Worker

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Stressful

  • $26,780

    Average Salary

What Does A Driver/Warehouse 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 Driver/Warehouse 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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Driver/Warehouse Worker jobs

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Driver/Warehouse Worker Career Paths

Driver/Warehouse Worker
Technician Service Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Manager Security Officer Night Auditor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Security Officer Account Manager
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse/Driver Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse/Driver Driver Dispatcher
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Electrician Foreman
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Route Driver Driver Operation Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Forklift Driver Material Handler Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Equipment Operator Technician
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Manager Shipping Clerk Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Route Driver Service Technician Operations Manager
Terminal Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Operation Supervisor Logistics Manager
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Forklift Driver Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Route Sales Driver 3.6 years
Driver Sales 3.3 years
Route Driver 3.1 years
Lead Driver 3.0 years
Hi Lo Driver 3.0 years
Lift Driver 2.8 years
Warehouse/Driver 2.8 years
Forklift Driver 2.6 years
Driver 2.6 years
Commercial Driver 2.6 years
Delivery/Warehouse 2.3 years
Driver/Installer 2.2 years
Stock Driver 2.2 years
Delivery Driver 2.1 years
Warehouse Labour 1.8 years
Warehouse Worker 1.8 years
Lumber Yard Worker 1.5 years
Driver Assistant 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Driver 10.3%
Cashier 6.3%
Cook 4.1%
Supervisor 2.0%
Top Employers After
Driver 13.5%
Truck Driver 10.7%
Technician 3.1%
CDL Driver 2.1%

Driver/Warehouse Worker Demographics

Gender

Male

91.0%

Female

7.3%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

79.8%

Hispanic or Latino

12.6%

Asian

5.8%

Unknown

1.2%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.1%

Carrier

14.3%

Portuguese

7.1%

German

3.6%

Bosnian

3.6%

Greek

3.6%

Hebrew

3.6%

Polish

3.6%

Italian

3.6%
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Driver/Warehouse Worker Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.5%

Guilford Technical Community College

5.6%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

5.6%

Liberty University

5.6%

Cerritos College

5.6%

Tidewater Community College

5.6%

Weber State University

5.6%

Owens Community College

4.2%

Hinds Community College

4.2%

Central Piedmont Community College

4.2%

Ashford University

4.2%

Southeastern Louisiana University

4.2%

Nassau Community College

4.2%

Bates Technical College

4.2%

Georgia Perimeter College

4.2%

Hopkinsville Community College

4.2%

Portland Community College

4.2%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

4.2%

Midlands Technical College

4.2%

Sacramento City College

4.2%
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Majors

Business

27.1%

General Studies

12.5%

Criminal Justice

8.2%

Automotive Technology

6.1%

Computer Science

4.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.4%

Electrical Engineering

3.4%

Accounting

3.4%

Liberal Arts

3.2%

Precision Metal Working

2.9%

Management

2.9%

Education

2.9%

Information Technology

2.9%

Aviation

2.7%

Graphic Design

2.7%

Psychology

2.4%

History

2.4%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.4%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.1%

Computer Networking

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

51.2%

Bachelors

20.4%

Associate

15.8%

Certificate

7.3%

Masters

2.4%

Diploma

2.1%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Driver/Warehouse Worker

DeliveryInstructionsCustomerServiceOfficeFurnitureLoadTrucksElectricPalletJackDeliveryTruckCustomerOrdersInventoryControlCDLJobSitesAutoPartsHandTruckResponsibilitiesiCompanyVehicleDeliveryRoutesDeliveryVehiclesStraightTruckWarehouseInventoryLoad/UnloadSort

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Top Driver/Warehouse Worker Skills

  1. Delivery Instructions
  2. Customer Service
  3. Office Furniture
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Performed customer service to clients at different businesses and construction sites throughout central Florida.
  • Load and unload trucks and inspect them.
  • Pick orders using an electric pallet jack.
  • Load and unloads delivery trucks for the purpose of receiving stock and/or filling orders for transport.

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