Skills needed for driving van jobs

If you think you've got what it takes for driving van jobs, check out our check list of skills and experience you'll need to succeed in the industry. This can be used to help write your CV, prepare for an interview, or even to launch a new career.

  • First and foremost, you'll need a full clean driving license that allows you to drive the required category of vehicle (different companies use different sized vans so it's always a good idea to check which license you'll need). You'll normally need to have held the license for a minimum of a year. This is for insurance purposes - new drivers are very expensive for a company to insure.
  • You will need to have first class customer service skills. Even if you aren't dealing directly with a customer, the chances are that you'll be transporting good for a customer or client. The company depends on these people to make money, so they should be considered at every stage of business.
  • You'll need to have a strong awareness of driver safety, including knowledge on how to prevent fatigue on long drives.
  • You should be a self reliant worker who is motivated to get the job done. Drivers usually have very limited supervision, so the employer must be confident in your ability to complete the task on your account devices.
  • It's usually a requirement that you can be available for some unsocial hours. Depending on what you'll be transporting, evening and night work may be necessary in driving van jobs.


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