Driver FAQ

What type of work might I be offered?

We have a mix of clients ranging from Blue Chip large fleet operators to smaller, independent companies and the driving jobs vary from cars & vans, through to rigid lorries (with and without Hiab - Lorry Loader Crane) and up to full size articulated trucks.

Where are Drivers on Demand's jobs?

We have opportunities mainly across London and around M25, although we don't restrict ourselves and have supplied drivers in other parts of the UK too.  If you want to only work in certain areas let us know when registering.

How quickly will I be offered work?

After we receive your Driver Enrolment Form we ask you to attend for an interview when we carry out your licence, reference and pre-employment checks.  As soon as those checks are complete we can offer you work straight away - we have clients that are urgently looking for drivers so we won't delay.

Will I be offered Permanent Placements?

Just tell us when registering what you are looking for and we will advise you what's available.

Can Drivers on Demand help with Driver CPC or any other Training at discount prices?

Yes, through our partner company, Wallace School of Transport, we provide our regular, long established drivers a discount rate for Driver CPC and other training courses - ask for more details.

What do I need to bring with me when working?

As well as your Licence, if working with a lorry or bus/coach you'll need Driver Qualification Card (DQC) and Tacho Card, but all drivers will also need:

  • A Smart Phone - you've got to be contactable - but make sure it's hands free - and remember your in-cab charger.
  • Map Books (UK and London A-Z) - Yes, we know there are many Sat Nav's on the market, and you may have one (although you'd need to check if yours is programmed for large vehicles if driving HGVs etc), but if the technology lets you down you need to have something else to rely on.
  • A pen & paper- simple but vital
  • Work gloves - helps you keep clean and protected
  • High- Viz Vest or Jacket (often issued by the client company, or by us, but it's good to have your own as a standby)
  • One-Time Only Camera - did you know that insurance companies won't necessarily allow phone pictures as evidence in case of accidents?
  • Torch

And remember your personal appearance is also important.  Personal hygiene is important, and although the boss doesn't want a beauty parade, it's not acceptable to wear dirty or torn clothes or a T shirt with an offensive or lewd design.  Some client companies have a strict dress code - we will advise you if this is the case.

What other skills do I need to make a success of working with Drivers on Demand?

Show courtesy and consideration at all times.  You are representing the client.  Many people see drivers as their ambassadors because drivers are the public face of the company.   It's vital that your politeness and efficiency comes across.  This will go a long way to creating a good impression as Customer Care for clients is equally as important to getting the job done correctly, i.e. the right goods, to the right place and at the right time.

Can I visit Drivers on Demand office?

Yes, you are very welcome to come of our office (see office hours above) but remember you will need to find on-street parking which is from £1 per hour.  Sorry, we don't have customer/driver parking facilities at our office.