FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Route Sales Driver

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Route Sales Driver

  • 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

  • $41,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Route Sales Driver 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.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Route Sales Driver

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.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Route Sales Driver?

Send To A Friend

Route Sales Driver Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Route Sales Driver Career Paths

Route Sales Driver
Share

Do you work as a Route Sales Driver?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Do you work as a Route Sales Driver?

Average Yearly Salary
$41,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$22,000
Min 10%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$41,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Reser's Fine Foods
Highest Paying City
Grand Forks, ND
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a Route Sales Driver make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Route Sales Driver in the United States is $41,978 per year or $20 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $22,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $78,000.

Real Route Sales Driver Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Driver, Sales Route Easton Ice Co., Inc. MD Apr 01, 2011 $19,409
Supervisor, Route Sales Delivery Drivers Sea Isle Ice Company Inc. NJ May 01, 2012 $19,096
Driver, Sales Route Mobile Ice Cream Corporation VA Feb 01, 2011 $17,740
Supervisor, Route Sales Delivery Drivers Mobile Ice Cream Corporation VA Feb 01, 2012 $17,426
Driver, Sales Route Popsy Pop, LLC NJ Feb 01, 2011 $16,279

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

See More Salaries

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Route Sales Driver?

Have you worked as a Route Sales Driver? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Route Sales Driver.

Top Skills for A Route Sales Driver

  1. Delivery Trucks
  2. Customer Service
  3. New Accounts
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed walk-around inspections of delivery trucks.
  • Build relationships with store management to obtain trust through exceptional customer service relationship.
  • Processed customer orders and established new accounts.
  • Comply with federal, state and local laws regulating safe driving and proper handling of hazardous material.
  • Developed highly empathetic client relationships and earned reputation for exceeding sales goals.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Route Sales Drivers

  1. Vermont
  2. Alabama
  3. Montana
  4. Oregon
  5. Wyoming
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Massachusetts
  8. South Dakota
  9. Nevada
  10. New Jersey
  • (158 jobs)
  • (629 jobs)
  • (205 jobs)
  • (912 jobs)
  • (98 jobs)
  • (1,245 jobs)
  • (1,261 jobs)
  • (123 jobs)
  • (246 jobs)
  • (1,191 jobs)

Route Sales Driver 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 3,986 Route Sales Driver 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.

Learn How To Create A Top Notch Route Sales Driver Resume

View Resume Examples

Route Sales Driver Demographics

Gender

Male

86.7%

Female

6.8%

Unknown

6.5%
Ethnicity

White

63.5%

Hispanic or Latino

15.6%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

5.6%

Unknown

3.3%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.9%

Carrier

6.7%

Portuguese

2.2%

Chinese

2.2%

Hungarian

2.2%

German

2.2%

Romanian

2.2%

Filipino

2.2%

Dakota

2.2%

Tagalog

2.2%

Russian

2.2%

Polish

2.2%

Mandarin

2.2%
Show More

Route Sales Driver Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

26.0%

A-Technical College

5.8%

The Academy

5.2%

West Virginia University

5.2%

Grand Canyon University

5.2%

Strayer University

4.5%

Wake Technical Community College

3.9%

Kaplan University

3.9%

Vincennes University

3.9%

Houston Community College

3.9%

Fresno City College

3.2%

University of Cincinnati

3.2%

Miami Dade College

3.2%

University of Maine

3.2%

Fox Valley Technical College

3.2%

Pima Community College

3.2%

Northern Kentucky University

3.2%

San Antonio College

3.2%

Pittsburg State University

3.2%

University of Georgia

3.2%
Show More
Majors

Business

33.4%

Criminal Justice

9.5%

General Studies

7.5%

Education

4.7%

Electrical Engineering

4.2%

Management

4.2%

Marketing

3.9%

Accounting

3.9%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.6%

Computer Science

3.1%

Automotive Technology

3.0%

Communication

2.9%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Psychology

2.2%

Graphic Design

2.0%

Health Care Administration

1.9%

Heating And Air Conditioning

1.9%

Computer Networking

1.8%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.8%
Show More
Degrees

Other

47.9%

Bachelors

19.7%

Associate

17.1%

Certificate

7.1%

Diploma

4.0%

Masters

2.3%

License

1.6%

Doctorate

0.3%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate Working As a Route Sales Driver?

Are you working as a Route Sales Driver? Help us rate Route Sales Driver as a Career.

Top Route Sales Driver Employers

Jobs From Top Route Sales Driver Employers

Route Sales Driver Videos

How To Become A Black Cab Driver

A Day on Route With an Utz Quality Foods Salesman!

NDIC Field Operations - Sales Utility Job Preview

Related to your recently viewed content