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The role of a Multi Drop Driver

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As promised, this blog will be digging deep into the ins and outs of a Multi Drop Driving career! If you read our last blog ‘The role of a HGV Driver’ and you’re still unsure as to what career you want to take in the Driving industry, then maybe this blog will help you…

As the term ‘multi’ suggests, a Multi Drop Van Driver delivers to more than one place per day. The driver can complete up to and around 30 drops per day!

The responsibilities of a Multi Drop Driver

  • Be aware of and plan in advance all routes
  • To check loading items before setting off
  • To carry out daily maintenance checks to avoid any delays on the routes
  • Load and unload goods safely
  • Ensure the vehicle is returned in good condition
  • To adhere to all Driving and Logistics legislation
  • Dealing with customers
  • Ensure all customers receive their deliveries

The requirements of a Multi Drop Driver

Similar to a HGV driver, there is not many requirements needed to become a Multi Drop Driver, however there are a couple, so take a look…

  • Full UK driving licence
  • Physically fit to be able to lift the goods you are transporting on and off the vehicle
  • Good geographical knowledge

Skills needed to be a Multi Drop Driver

You’ll need an array of skills to become a marvellous Multi Drop Driver, and here they are:

  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to work on your own and as part of a team
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be flexible with working hours

Typical interview questions

If you’re reading this and thinking “yes, this sounds like a career I would enjoy” and you are wanting to schedule an interview as soon as possible, please read the typical interview questions we have put together that could come up:

  • How do you define great customer service?
  • Do you have a clean driving record?
  • Have you been in a car accident?
  • How comfortable are you driving within a … radius of this area?
  • What would you do if you got lost whilst driving for us?
  • How would you stay focused whilst driving for long periods of time?
  • How comfortable are you driving in unfamiliar areas?
  • How would you describe your sense of direction?
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • Why do you want to be a Multi Drop Driver?
  • How do you manage your time at work?
  • How flexible is your schedule?

Multi Drop Driver interview tips

  • Have a copy of your CV with you so you can refer back to your skills and experiences
  • Research the company you are interviewing for – this will show you care about the company as a whole and not just their jobs
  • Ensure you greet everyone with a smile and a firm handshake
  • Dress in smart/casual attire. Even though you are not expected to wear a suit on the job, making an effort for the first time you meet them will be appreciated.

 

Right, if you’ve now made up your mind about what path to take in the Driving industry, click here to see what job vacancies we have available for you!