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  • How many Class 1 HGV Driver jobs are available on Pertemps?

    There are 17 Class 1 HGV Driver jobs available on Pertemps right now.

  • What does a Class 1 HGV Driver do?

    A Class 1 HGV Driver, also known as an HGV Class 1 Driver, operates heavy goods vehicles with a Class 1 license, typically involving articulated lorries or tractor-trailers. This role is responsible for transporting goods over long distances, adhering to traffic regulations, and ensuring the safe and timely delivery of cargo.

    Tasks required include:

    • Adhere to strict safety guidelines for HGV Class 1 operation, including vehicle maintenance and adherence to speed limits..
    • Assist with loading and unloading goods, ensuring proper distribution and balancing of weight..
    • Communicate effectively with dispatch, customers, or warehouse personnel..
    • Complete required paperwork and reports in compliance with regulatory requirements..
    • Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the vehicle..
    • Drive Class 1 heavy goods vehicles, including articulated lorries or tractor-trailers..
    • Ensure secure fastening and safe transportation of cargo..
    • Handle delivery-related inquiries or issues..
    • Interact with customers or warehouse personnel in a professional and courteous manner..
    • Maintain accurate records of driving hours, distances travelled, and cargo details..
    • Operate vehicles in compliance with traffic laws, safety regulations, and specific Class 1 HGV guidelines..
    • Participate in training sessions to enhance driving skills and knowledge..
    • Perform routine maintenance checks on the Class 1 HGV, such as checking fluid levels and tire pressure..
    • Plan and follow designated routes for efficient and timely delivery..
    • Relay information regarding delays, route changes, or other relevant details..
    • Report any mechanical issues for timely repairs..
    • Stay updated on industry regulations, traffic laws, and safety protocols..
    • Transport goods and materials over long distances, following designated routes..
    • Use equipment such as pallet jacks or forklifts as needed..
    • Utilize navigation systems or maps to navigate unfamiliar locations..
  • What are the entry requirements for a Class 1 HGV Driver?

    No formal academic entry qualifications are required. The LGV test incorporates a medical examination, theory test and assessed road driving. LGV drivers of vehicles of 3.5 tonnes and over require a Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence). The minimum age for LGV driving after obtaining the qualification is 18 years. NVQs/SVQs, other vocational courses and apprenticeships relevant to this occupation are available at various levels.