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Date Added: Fri 21/06/2024

Service Delivery Driver Class 1

Huntingdon, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum

Class 1 Driver (Huntingdon) - £42,247 p.a. + benefits. As a Class 1 Driver you will be responsible for moving stock from our main DC in Huntingdon to our X-Dock locations as well as stores across the UK.

About Bensons for Beds

We're Bensons for Beds! We put Sleep Wellness™ at the heart of everything we do. With 100 years of experience in sourcing and manufacturing the best quality beds, frames and mattresses, at Bensons we understand how to design the perfect, tailored sleep experience. We have 170+ locations and employ c 1800 colleagues. Under new ownership of Alteri Investors we have an ambitious 3 year plan to grow the business further and achieve our mission of being the market leading bed retailer with a strong omnichannel presence.

The Role

As one of our Class 1 / Trunk Drivers you will be part of a team that moves the stock from our main DC in Huntingdon to our X-Dock locations as well as stores across the UK. We have a certain number of trunk drivers based at each DC. This role will include morning and evening shifts along with overnight stays when required.


  • Transport finished goods and raw materials over land to and from manufacturing plants or retail and distribution centres.
  • Conduct a vehicle inspection at the start of each journey for mechanical items and safety issues and report any issues through the company defect policy
  • Complete all documentation relating to the journey made and the products carrier correctly and accurately
  • Plan your route to ensure your meet delivery schedules and that the most efficient route is taken at all times
  • Comply with current legislation and regulation relating to the driving and operating of the vehicle
  • Manoeuvre vehicles / trailers / de-mount boxes into loading or unloading positions and assist shunters at DC’s if required
  • Report any accident or incident in accordance with company guidelines
  • Work on a rotational shift pattern in line with your colleagues. This is a 24hr Sunday night to Friday trunk operation, so flexibility is required.
  • Ensure vehicle digital tachographs are downloaded in line with current legislation
  • To comply with procedures and processes to ensure the effective, efficient and professional operation of Transport operation
  • Maintain driving licences, digital tachographs and Drivers CPC in line with current legislation
  • Work within the parameters of the Working Time Directive


  • To ensure the health and safety of Self, Customers and Colleagues is not at risk, by taking all reasonable steps to ensure safety in the workplace.
  • To undertake prescribed training and development.
  • To be available to work up to 48 hours per week in line with WTD- this is on a rotating shift pattern to cover our 24hour operation - this will include occasional nights out.
  • To engage all external and internal customers by communicating in a friendly and professional manner ensuring that they are left with a lasting positive impression of our company.
What we are looking for
  • A valid C+E Licence
  • A UK driving licence Cat C1.
  • Valid driver’s CPC DQ card
  • Previous experience and understanding of using digital tachographs
  • Ability to lift and manoeuvre heavy items of furniture with manual handling experience
  • Understanding of EU Driving legislation and tachograph law
  • Desirable experience of using a PDA
  • Please note that for insurance purposes you should be aged 18 years or over.
The Benefits

In return for your contribution to the team’s performance, we offer a competitive base salary plusall these extra benefits:

  • *Employee discount scheme for Bensons products
  • *Medicash - cashback options for Health and wellbeing services (dental, optical, virtual GP, other healthcare services and more)
  • *Unum Income Protection - for peace of mind if you’re off work long term due to illness
  • *Pension scheme – provided by Legal & General
  • *Discounted Gym membership
  • *Cycle to Work scheme
  • *Annual leave buy & sell scheme – you can top up your holiday entitlement or sell unused days to suit you
  • *Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Retail Trust services (guidance and support on retail issues, mental health, wellbeing & financial topics)
  • Learning and development programmes to gain new knowledge and skills
  • Career progression – access to internal opportunities to build your career within Bensons for Beds
  • *Long service awards and ‘Love to Shop’ voucher rewards to spend as you like

(*qualifying periods and terms apply)

If this sounds like you, we would love to have a chat....
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