A Delivery Van Driver
role will vary between companies and also the products that you could be delivering. Products could be – supermarket groceries, parcels, appliances etc. Depending on what you are delivering will also depend on whether you are delivering on your own or with a colleague. Largely you will work on your own so you will need to be self motivated and able to work on your own for large periods of time.
Some of the responsibilities of this role could include:
- Before the shift starts making sure that you collect goods from the depot
- Loading the van safely and correctly in a order that matches the deliveries that you will make to ensure less time spent looking for parcels at the destination
- Route planning and delivery schedules to make sure that deliveries are made on time perhaps starting with the furthest away delivery first and working backwards
- Delivering and unloading parcels/goods at the right addresses at the right times and ensuring that you get correct customer signatures or leave where applicable according to the customer requirements on placing an order
- Keeping accurate and detailed records of your mileage and the fuel that you buy to claim as necessary
- Keeping up to date delivery records using the company specific equipment
- Returning undelivered items back to the depot at the end of the day
- Keeping an eye on road works and traffic jams and diverting your routes where ever possible to achieve timescales and targets
- Completing any logs and paperwork as required by the depot
- Routine maintenance of your vehicle paying extra special attention in the winter or difficult driving weather.
Whatever the role in detail specific to products, locations and whether you collect from different places or locations, you may even have to collect parcels from businesses or homes as per your role. Related
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