5 Things Delivery Work Drivers Can Do That No One Else Can
Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry across the UK and Europe. It provides services for haulage companies to buy and sell delivery work , road transport and delivery work in the domestic and international markets.View all articles by Chris Penrith
1. Travel for Free
Delivery work is the perfect way to travel and see the world (or at least the country) whilst earning at the same time. Whilst most people are stuck in offices all day long, delivery drivers get to spend hours each day driving through different scenery and seeing new things. And if you get to go abroad whilst carrying out delivery work then you will really get to take advantage of all the pleasures of travelling without having to spend a penny.
2. Sing all Day at Work
There cannot be may other jobs around where you can sit in your office and sing to your heart’s content without drawing complaints from other employees or getting the axe from your boss. But with delivery work, your vehicle is your office and you can sing as badly as you like all day long without ever having to worry about what anyone else thinks.
3. Escape Without an Excuse
Home is where the heart is, but sometimes it can be nice to get away for a bit. There are holidays, of course, but it’s not quite the same. With delivery work you get to escape from the house whenever you want without having to make an excuse or have any specific reason. Enjoy some time to yourself without the hassle of explaining to other people why you want to be alone.
4. Change your Office Location Whenever you Want
Some people travel to work, some people travel on the job – but not many people get to shift the entire location of their office on a daily basis. When you are carrying out delivery work, one day you may find yourself in a town near your home, another in a city across the country and on another you could be in an entirely different country altogether. You never have to settle for the same view out of your window.
If you like working in a particular area, stick to that. If you like to go further afield and see new places, take on more long-distance jobs. You can change location whenever you like without having to worry about changing jobs.
5. Learn a New Skill on the Job
Not a lot of people get to learn a new skill or hobby of their choice whilst they are actually working. But on delivery work you have the opportunity to learn a language or start a new hobby without having to worry about your boss peering over your shoulder. Some delivery drivers even teach themselves to knit whilst on their breaks and then make extra income from their products. Be imaginative, be creative and use your time at work to take advantage of learning a new skill.