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Driver/Sales Workers

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

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

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    Knowledge

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 21180/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 10.18/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 22,930
    • Yearly Projected Openings 2,260

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Self Control
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

    Tools

    • Laser printers
    • Laser fax machine
    • Dollies
    • Delivery trucks
    • Bar code reader equipment

    Technology

    • Project management software
    • Map creation software
    • Inventory management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Communications server software

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