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            Bus Driver Compass Travel
            Lewes, East Sussex, England
            Full time
            7 days ago
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            Frequently asked questions

            A service driver collects, transports, and drops off packages within a local geographical or urban area. They primarily convey goods from a distribution centre to companies. However, they can perform other driving jobs according to the requirement.

            To become a service driver, you need a UK driving licence. A full UK driving licence (category B) allows you to drive conventional, rigid-axle vans or pick-up trucks with up to eight passenger seats that weigh up to 3.5 tonnes. In other words, if you have a car licence, you can drive most regular light vans.

            A good service driver always has the ability to handle any circumstance on the road. These drivers must be experts and have a good understanding of the roads and routes of the city. They must have self-control and be vigilant about their surroundings since this is what makes a good driver. Mechanical abilities are a plus.

            Drivers must be courteous and communicate well. It is necessary because they must communicate with the project team as well as the customers on a regular basis. Their excellent customer service abilities make them a better fit for the job. Visit InAutomotive, to find more about service driver jobs.

            No formal academic qualifications are required to become a service driver, but applicants must have strong English and math abilities, a valid driver's licence, and a clean driving record. For a heavy goods vehicle (LGV) category C1 licence, a medical examination must be passed. Employers also look for certain skills set in the candidates.


            Service Driver Job Description

            The service driver responsibilities include scheduling regular vehicle cleaning and maintenance, planning each trip depending on road and traffic conditions, and keeping track of payments. These drivers also assist the team or company to increase customer satisfaction and ensure that the clients rely on the employer for their transportation needs. You must have a valid driver's licence and a clean driving record free of traffic offences to be eligible for this position. It is vital to note that you do not require a car as the employers provide drivers with their automobiles.

            Service Driver Job Responsibilities

            The primary responsibility of drivers is to arrive at their destination safely. They are also frequently asked to pick up stock or items from a collecting site and fulfil all customer orders. They pack the goods in the delivery vehicle in an orderly manner that corresponds to the delivery order. They determine the quickest and most efficient routes to clients, taking into account issues such as barriers and traffic. They must understand using GPS navigation tools and local expertise to drop the clients at their desired destination. Conducting routine maintenance checks on delivery vans and reporting any problems to management is also a part of their job. 

            Skills Required to Build A Service Driver Career 

            The service drivers must have a minimum visual acuity of 20/50 (or 20/50 corrected). They must possess knowledge with GPS devices with a thorough understanding of the area's routes and communities. These drivers must be able to handle and carry heavy packages and luggage. They must also have a pleasant and professional demeanour. The ability to maintain composure in high-stress driving conditions (e.g. at rush hour) is a plus. Excellent organisational, communication abilities, excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills are also required. They must be highly responsible and trustworthy with an ability to perform well under duress in a fast-paced setting. To get more information regarding service driver jobs, please visit InAutomotive.