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Become A Route Rider

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Working As A Route Rider

  • 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

Example Of What A Route Rider does

  • Supervised a group of 10 to 14 six year old children throughout a 7 hour camp day.
  • Provide a safe, efficient, and timely transportation of clients/vulnerable adults/minors to and from the facility.
  • Improvised activities when issues with scheduled plans arose, either because of technical issues or simply because the children were uninterested.

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How To Become A Route Rider

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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Route Rider Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    66.7%
  • Female

    33.3%

Ethnicity

  • White

    87.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    12.2%
  • Asian

    0.5%
  • Black or African American

    0.1%
  • Unknown

    0.1%
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Top Skills for A Route Rider

OLDChildrenSpecificIndividualsClients/VulnerableAdults/MinorsSalesAreasTimelyTransportationCheckQualityTechnicalIssuesSpecificCareInstructionsHighProductionRoutesNewFurnitureGeographicalLocationNY-HealthCertificationSafetyRulesCpr/FirstSafeSpace

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Top Route Rider Skills

  1. OLD Children
  2. Specific Individuals
  3. Clients/Vulnerable Adults/Minors
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Supervised a group of 10 to 14 six year old children throughout a 7 hour camp day.
  • Provide a safe, efficient, and timely transportation of clients/vulnerable adults/minors to and from the facility.
  • Improvised activities when issues with scheduled plans arose, either because of technical issues or simply because the children were uninterested.