There are many different types of jobs within countless industries that require you to drive a commercial van. For many people driving is a great enjoyment and to combine this with an occupation can be a great idea.
People that have not driven a van before really will be surprised at just how comfortable and easy they are to drive. Take for example the Ford Commercial Transit Van or its smaller panelled counterpart the Connect van, both of these vehicles have the manoeuvrability and the practical features of a new family car.
So now that we know that driving a van is comfortable and certainly as easy as driving a car, let’s looks at the skills and qualities you will need to get a van driving job. Since most of the time you will be on the road you will certainly need to understand driving law, road signs and hold a full driving license. The type of driving license you will need depends on the size and type of van you will be driving.
Working to deadlines is very important if you take a van driving job, people and companies will be relying on you to pick up and drop off items in a strict time frame. Depending on what you will be transporting you will need to be physically fit and able to move items with the slightest of help and assistance.
Many driving jobs will want you to have a good knowledge of the area you will be travelling to; this could easily be the local neighbourhood but could also cover the whole of the UK. GPS systems fitted in vans are of course a great help but common sense certainly can save the day in some instances.