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. Includes newspaper delivery drivers.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $24,870.00
Average Time to Fill 45 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 9,113
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Professionalism
Integrity
Decision-making
Oral Communication
Following Directions
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Organization
Customer Service
Time Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Transport cargo
Transport passengers
Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment
Drive truck with capacity greater than 3 tons
Drive tractor-trailer truck
Drive automobile, van, or light truck

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain driver log
Record details of deliveries or shipments
Maintain shipping, transportation, or logistical records, reports, or files
Record sales or transactions data

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Perform sales calls to solicit new business
Sell products or services
Sell services
Solicit orders from established or new customers
Provide direct sales related customer service

Performing General Physical Activities

Collect money from machines
Move heavy objects in transportation or shipping environments
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Walk established route
Load shipments, belongings, or materials

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Route freight shipments
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Clean vehicles or vehicle components
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Accounts
Transportation Industry Knowledge
Grocery Industry Knowledge
Customer Contact
Post Trip Inspections
Commercial Driving
Sales
Truck Driving



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