We have opportunities available for drivers of all levels, whether you’re seeking temporary or permanent work. Our customers in the KT postcode area are looking for a range of drivers, for all types of commercial vehicles. If you’re interested, you’ll be required to attend an interview and preliminary competency test. We’ll provide you with all the training you need.
Cat B drivers (cars and vans up to 3.5t)
We’re always on the lookout for car and delivery van drivers for our varied customer base. Assignments could include transporting electrical goods and building materials to building sites, taking pharmaceutical products to patients’ homes, or delivering motor parts to vehicle repairers, etc. On average, you’ll be making about eight deliveries per day. If you decide you’d like to progress to driving an HGV instead, then we’ll support you financially through your training.
Cat C1 drivers (up to 7.5t)
In order to drive Cat C1 vehicles for us, you’ll need to get your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) first. We’ll assist you through this and, after that, we can offer you training for Cat C and Cat C+E driving. There may be HGV driving available for you too.
Cat C and Cat C+E drivers
We have plenty of customers looking for Cat C and Cat C+E drivers. You could be required to drive a range of vehicles of differing sizes. We’ll help you enhance your qualification and boost your employability by taking on extra training – for example, HIAB (Lorry Loader) driving or ADR (transporting dangerous goods).
If you’d like to find out more about working for us, you can get in touch with us at Driver Hire Kingston. We look forward to hearing from you.
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For drivers hoping to work with us, we offer the following advice. In the interests of safety and to ensure your job runs smoothly, please read it carefully, and let us know if you have any questions.
- Keep a diary of your work commitments to record the work you have done and plan work ahead.
- Ensure you have received confirmation from us of your next day’s work, where it is and the time the shift starts.
- Plan your journey to work to avoid traffic congestion or train or bus disruptions.
- Take your licence and associated documents with you every day, and as a minimum PPE, work boots and a Driver Hire Hi-Viz. Take your SatNav with you and suction device to stick it to the windscreen.
- Arrive at the Customers premises a few minutes early to locate the correct entrance, park your vehicle and find your contact there.
- Listen carefully to instructions given to you and follow advice.
- A shift usually begins between 7am and 9pm, and lasts for a minimum of eight hours
- Check over the Customer’s vehicle carefully noting defects and requesting those that effect operating conditions be rectified before starting your journey.
- Maintain your concentration and care of the vehicle and its contents until you have safely delivered the vehicle back to the Customer.
- Record your hours on the timesheet and request the Customer’s signature
- Please send completed timesheets to us by taking a picture and emailing it by Monday 1000 if you have a smartphone or fax, or put it into our office letterbox. Don’t post it or we will not have it in time to process it for payment on Friday.
- Blank timesheets can be downloaded from the Documents section of this website.
- Almost all of our work starts between 0700 and 0900 and is for a minimum of 8 hours. Please ensure you have planned adequate rest breaks even if you are not driving under tachograph rules