Lorry Driver
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Job Overview

We are looking for a Lorry Driver to join our Logistics Department to help deliver goods to and fro. You will be reporting to the Transportation Manager and ensuring all shipments are delivered on time.

You should be able to verify the shipment documents of the goods that are to be transported. Besides, you should be able to collect invoice payments and process the same to the Accounting department. 

Apart from transporting goods, you should be able to check the vehicle condition regularly. You should undertake minor repairs and schedule servicing appointments to rectify serious malfunctions. 

You should have good knowledge of different routes and the ability to drive in extreme weather conditions. Moreover, having a clean driving record will be an advantage. In addition to this, you should display efficiency and reliability. Holding a valid driver’s license is vital to this job role. 

If you fit the requirements and can handle the responsibilities professionally, then drop by. We would love to meet you. 

Responsibilities

  • Supervising the loading and unloading of goods

  • Maintaining the vehicle in an excellent working condition

  • Ensuring safety of goods while transporting

  • Finding and driving through a shorter route during an emergency or to avoid heavy traffic

  • Reporting any delays to the Transportation Manager

  • Maintaining an accurate record in the travel logs

  • Inspecting and conducting minor repairs

  • Adhering to the road safety precautions and regulations

  • Completing daily delivery schedules in a timely fashion

  • Collecting and verifying delivery documents

  • Paying tolls and maintaining a receipt of the same

  • Ensuring all the shipments are stacked properly

  • Keeping tracking of the weather conditions and traffic status before starting the journey

  • Scheduling timely vehicle servicing appointments 

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Proven work experience as a Lorry Driver, Truck Driver or a similar position handling goods in the Logistics department

  • Holding a valid driver’s license

  • Certification in LGV C+E, CPC is mandatory

  • Having a clean driving and medical record

  • Familiarity with GPS and navigation tools 

  • Basic understanding of shorter routes during an emergency

  • Complete knowledge of road safety rules and regulations

  • Excellent day and night vision

  • Ability to drive for long distances

  • Highly motivated and dependable

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