Driver (Sales Route)Print
SALES ROUTE DRIVERS deliver and sell their firm's products over established routes or within an established territory. They take orders and collect payments. Sales route drivers deliver goods such as milk, food, beer, soda, and laundry and dry-cleaning items to customers. Most have wholesale routes that deliver to businesses and stores rather than homes. After completing their route, sales route drivers order items for the next delivery based on product sales trends and customer requests.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $35,500 average per year ($17.00 per hour)
- A large occupation (371,700 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow slowly (0.4% per year)
SALES ROUTE DRIVERS must have a driver's license. Most employers look for people with a good driving record. Many firms want drivers to be at least 25 years old. New drivers may ride with and watch an experienced driver before getting a route of their own. They may be trained about the types of goods they carry.