Carrying out a detailed and effective recruitment procedure in hiring your company driver should be a high priority option to find your company the best driver to work with. Usually, your company driver will be in charge of transporting a lot of expensive goods thus to ensure your goods will be transported safe then you need to hire the most qualified driver. Some of the tips you ought to consider your company driver to have to be the perfect driver for your company are as discussed below.
To begin with, the driver you are about t hire must contain a valid license which indicates the types of cars the driver is licensed to drive. Ensure that you opt for a driver who had gone to a driving school that is authorized to operate since they tend to produce quality and disciplined drivers.
Experience is very crucial in employing your General Transport company driver hence ensure you set a limit on the number of years you may consider for a driver to have to consider employing as your company driver. Since you may need a company driver who may be responsible for transporting company products with the company heavy commercial vehicle then opt for a driver who is experienced and licensed to drive heavy commercial vehicles.
Ensuring that the driver will follow the right schedule and keep time in transporting cargo then you should opt for a local driver who is well aware of the local destination and routes if your company is operating locally. On the other hand if you need a company driver who will be responsible for transporting cargo from state to state then you should employ a driver who has previously traveled to various states in more occasions.
Your company driver needs to be disciplined such that the driver can be able to stick to travel instructions such as the routes provided by the general transport team. Also, you should ascertain that the company driver you will hire has no disciplinary matters pending concerning traffic laws and any other regulations set by the general transport department.
Find out mechanical skills of the driver to determine how skilled is the driver in repairing the vehicle during breakdown and even skills in servicing the vehicle to prevent frequent breakdown of the company car. Your company driver should be free to report accident, violation of laws, cargo incidence and company car safety issues and so you should ask to find out how they will respond to such situation and if the driver will report immediately to the management.