Pros: good pay, self-supervision, on the road most of the day.
Cons: long hours, heavy lifiting.
In the morning, you load your truck so stock is full and varies,(50-150 Batteries) . The day consist of running a route to different vendors and dealers who carry our brand. You replensh stock, assist dealer with product knowledge, accept payments, and load junk batteries at each stop. At the end of the day you unload your truck, get it counted, washed, – more... and parked. You then run payments, inventory reports and sales reports consistent with your day.
I learned alot of sales techniques and pitches. Also I learned alot about the automotive maintenance industry. I learned self-supervision and completing my job successfully without micromanagement.
The two hardest things about the job are the hours, and heavy lifting all day.
Co-workers are great. Friendly, energetic and understanding.
The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to know the area of the the route you run. Talking to different people and visiting the hundreds of vendors on one specific route. – less