What do Driver/Sales Workers do?

Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery. Includes newspaper delivery drivers.

  • Collect money from customers, make change, and record transactions on customer receipts.
  • Drive trucks to deliver such items as food, medical supplies, or newspapers.
  • Write customer orders and sales contracts according to company guidelines.
  • Inform regular customers of new products or services and price changes.
  • Listen to and resolve customers' complaints regarding products or services.
  • Record sales or delivery information on daily sales or delivery record.
  • Call on prospective customers to explain company services or to solicit new business.
  • Arrange merchandise and sales promotion displays or issue sales promotion materials to customers.
  • Maintain trucks and food-dispensing equipment and clean inside of machines that dispense food or beverages.
  • Review lists of dealers, customers, or station drops and load trucks.
  • Sell food specialties, such as sandwiches and beverages, to office workers and patrons of sports events.
  • Collect coins from vending machines, refill machines, and remove aged merchandise.

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Necessary Skills

  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Persuasion
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension

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