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HGV (Class 1) Driver, Northampton

HGV (Class 1) Driver


Overall purpose:

The transportation of goods to and from depots, dealers and customer sites.


  • Responsible for the loading of the vehicle so that products are safely loaded and secured to minimise chances of damage.
  • Ensure that on arrival the delivery is safe to make and respect customer’s property; if in doubt, consult with customer and/or manager
  • Check goods off with Customers and obtain signature and print
  • Handle customer issues on delivery effectively and contact Manager for assistance if required
  • Drive the vehicle safely, in accordance with the law and adhere to all UK and EU speed limits
  • Drive within the tachograph law and driver hours limits
  • Look after the vehicle and ensure that it is not subjected to unnecessary damage
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the driving cab
  • Report any accidents as soon as possible and in compliance with the company’s accident reporting procedure
  • Daily vehicle checks to make sure the vehicle is within the guidelines of the operator’s licence and report any defects to their line manager


Criteria Standard Desirable/Essential

Work Experience:

2 + years HGV driving experience E

1 year HGV driving experience, carrying plant equipment E

Education and Qualifications:

Full clean driving licence with class one E

Full clean driving licence with class one E

Current drivers qualification (CPC) card E

Current forklift certificates D


High levels of Health and Safety standards E

Numerate and literate E


High level of verbal and written English E

Excellent communication skills E

Ability to communicate effectively with Customers and Co-Workers E

Diligent attention to detail E

Personal Attributes:

Flexibility E

Ability to work under pressure E

Rushlift is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes all applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

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