How to Become a Delivery Van Driver

Have you ever thought about becoming a Delivery Van Driver?

Thanks to the increase in online shopping, there is growing demand for Delivery Van Drivers. There is no better time to get into this career!

What will your duties be as a Van Driver?

At the beginning of your shift, you will need to collect the goods from the pick-up point. At the pick-up point, you will need to load your vehicle safely. If you are working as a multi-drop driver, you will need to load the vehicle according to your route. You will then be required to drive to the drop off address where you will need to safely unload the deliveries and get a signature if required. During your shift, you will be expected to record your hours and delivery records.

What will successful candidates require for this role?

  • Basic English and Maths skills.
  • A good driving record.
  • A driving licence for the vehicle that you will be driving.
  • It could also be useful to have previous experience in a warehouse role

What skills might you need for this role?

Some essential skills for this role might include:

  • Customer service skills
  • Organisational abilities
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure.

What are the benefits of working as a Delivery Van Driver?

  • Opportunities for flexible working hours and shift patterns as well as the opportunities for part-time work.
  • Ideal for people who don’t enjoy regular office jobs.
  • Good pay opportunities

Are there any progression opportunities within this role?

There is the opportunity to train to become an HGV driver in order to work in the freight transport industry. Furthermore, you could use your skills to become a delivery coordinator or manager.

Here at Recruitment Solutions, we provide staff to the warehouse and logistics industries, and we have plenty of roles which could suit your needs. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit our website at or give us a call on 01392 430800 to speak to a member of our team.

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