A Large Good’s Vehicle Driver (LGV) C + E will deliver good’s for a multitude of customers across a range of distances and locations. This could be for large global organisations, private individuals or sole traders.
A large good’s vehicle driver is able to drive safely and with fuel efficiency, they make sure the right good and products reach their destination at the right time, location and temperature (when required). They also produce the correct documentation for the goods and do so within the shortest lead times. A large good’s vehicle driver is responsible for the integrity of the goods and maintenance of the vehicle. They are able to apply the correct protocols for health and safety, road and restraint. They may have to work in multiple sub-sectors, this could consist of shipping, import, export, removals, hazardous foods, freight and food. The clients of a large good’s vehicle driver can range from large global organisations to private customers and sole traders. They may deliver to a large range of places such as warehouses, shops and private homes. The work of a large good’s vehicle driver is usually solitary and done in shifts.
Large good’s vehicle drivers will provide quality service to a wide range of customers, this promotes repeat business. They also show commitment and enthusiasm to new challenges. This role requires high competency in relevant systems and technology and associated services such as packaging or labelling. They must be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.