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Transport & Logistics

Your Role as a Driver

If you are an experienced commercial driver looking for your next driving job then look no further! Driving roles offer the opportunity to work independently and if you enjoy being on the road and helping keep businesses and the economy moving then this is a great career option! What's more HGV drivers, in particular, are in high demand across the UK. Did you know that 148 Billion Tonnes of Goods were moved in the UK by GB registered HGV's alone in 2017-2018? That equates to over 18.6 billion KM's Travelled!

Swanstaff recruit Drivers for a variety of jobs including:

  • 3.5t Driver Jobs
  • 7.5t Driver Jobs
  • Class 1 Driver Jobs
  • Class 2 Driver Jobs
  • Fork Lift Truck Driver Jobs
  • ADR Driving Jobs
  • Drivers Mate Jobs
Roles can be permanent or on a flexible temporary contract basis and include Tramping Jobs, Multi Drop Delivery Driver Jobs, Ambulance Driver jobs, ADR Driver Jobs, Car Transporter Driver Jobs and HGV Driving jobs. 
 

Duties of a Driver

The Roles and responsibilities of a Driver can vary a lot dependent on the nature of the job, however, some general daily duties may include:
  • Drive safely and adhere to all Health and Safety regulations
  • Route Planning for optimised delivery times
  • Report any accidents or injuries to Supervisors immediately.
  • Loading and Unloading of Goods
  • Report any maintenance requirements
  • Follow road regulations and abide by road traffic laws.
  • Work with support teams to provide exceptional customer services and address customer concerns.
  • Perform vehicle inspection before and after each trip
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain driving log, prepare vehicle performance forms and complete daily paperwork
  • Provide special care in delivering fragile and hazardous products.
  • Utilise handheld devices to record deliveries

Required Skills and Experience of a Driver

You will usually require 6 months paid driving experience to work for Swanstaff although some roles may be suitable for newly qualified drivers. You will, of course, require a valid driving license for the category of the vehicle involved and for many of our roles you will require a current Driver CPC and Digi-Tachograph. Many of our clients also request that you have limited points on your license. Other than this, drivers require the following skills:
  • Self Dependent and enjoy working alone
  • Reliability and Honesty
  • Planning skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Ability to work to tight schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Excellent road awareness and driving skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Mechanical knowledge and an understanding of how the vehicle works/operates

Suffolk is a quintessentially English County located in the East of England within the East Anglia region and has a total population of 758,600. Suffolk is very picturesque with a beautiful coastline, seaside & market towns and plenty of rolling countryside. The main towns in Suffolk are Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Sudbury and the county borders Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Whilst feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle, the county is just 90 minutes drive to London and benefits from good direct rail links from the main towns.

The area is very rich in History from the Saxons, to the rebel Queen Bodicea who defeated the Romans, right up to the many expeditions of Settlers leaving for America.

The landscape and the Architectural beauty of the area has long inspired Artists to work and live in Suffolk including John Constable who painted most of his masterpieces along the River Stour.

When it comes to the local Economy, unemployment rates In Suffolk are below the national average at 3.7%, there are 4 key industries that makeup over 45% of the counties jobs - Wholesale & Retail Trade, Health & Social Care, Manufacturing and Admin & Support Services. The county is home to many Food & Beverage manufacturers including household names such as Branston Pickle, Greene King, Birds Eye and the Port of Felixstowe is the largest container port in the UK, dealing with 48% of the UK's containerised trade.

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