On the Job
Driver/Sales Workers drive trucks on a fixed route to sell or deliver goods. They may deliver things like food, or pick up household items, like laundry. They may also take payments.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
- Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
- Clean machinery or equipment.
- Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
- Sell products or services.
- Review customer information.
- Record details of deliveries or shipments.
- Record sales or transactions data.
- Resolve issues affecting transportation operations.
- Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
- Walking and running.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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