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Transport & Logistics

Your Role as a Class 2 Driver

Haulage and logistics is the 5th largest UK Employment sector, this means that Class 2 Drivers are in demand. You can work on short or long haul delivery runs on either a permanent or flexible contract basis. Class 2 Drivers are able to drive Category C rigid vehicles. If you like to work alone and enjoy travelling the country and want a job that is reliable then this is a great career choice! You will help keep businesses and the economy moving by playing a vital role in the movement of goods, which totals 148 Billion Tonnes each year in the UK (and that's only the goods transported by UK registered vehicles!).

Daily Duties of a Class 2 Driver

  • Planning Delivery Routes
  • Coordinating Deliveries with Customers
  • Supervising the Loading of Goods
  • Securing Goods to ensure they are safely loaded for transport
  • Checking and amending routes when required
  • Vehicle Inspections and adhering to Safety Regulations
  • Filing Paperwork including logging your Driver hours
  • Vehicle Maintenance logging
  • Communicate issues with Dispatchers/Employer
  • Interact with Customers

Skills and Experience of a Class 2 Driver

To be a Swanstaff Class 2 Driver you will usually require a minimum of 6 months experience in a similar role and valid license, although some of our permanent roles are suitable for newly qualified drivers. You will require a current Driver CPC and a Digi-Tacho. Below are some of the other qualities we look for in our drivers:
  • Good driving skills and knowledge of current Road Transport Regulations.
  • Awareness of Health and Safety issues
  • Mechanical and vehicle knowledge 
  • Polite, courteous, respectful and helpful.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Patience 
  • Concentration
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to complete Paperwork and often use hand-held electronic devices to log your deliveries.

Basildon is the largest and fastest growing economy in Essex with big names such as Ford Motor Company and Konica Minolta based in the town. The town has a population of over 180,000 people and an economy worth £3.7bn. The area is strong for the digital, creative and ICT sectors and is well connected with London and international destinations. It is just 30 minutes by train to London and 20 minutes from London Southend airport.

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