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Everything you buy, from groceries to a new car, will have made its way to the store or showroom in the care of a delivery driver. But there's more to the job than moving things from one place to another and it can be a truly interesting career.
Being organised and being methodical will help you to manage your time effectively and get to your destination on time. Customer service skills will be a huge asset when dealing with clients at either end of the chain who may have questions, complaints or have special instructions that you will need to accommodate.
You will usually be involved in loading and unloading consignments, so strength and manual handling skills are essential. You will also be sitting behind the wheel for large periods of time, so you will need to be able to deal with the physical effects of long periods of driving as well.
Yes, A delivery driver can choose his own hours if he is an independent contractor.