A Day In The Life Of A Dunmow Group Skip Driver

Charlotte Fox
Nov 7, 2022 11:48:35 AM

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a Dunmow Group skip driver looks like?

We spent a day with one of our skip drivers Mark to see what his day as a skip driver entailed. Watch Mark below drop, exchange and collect skips from all around Essex!


Daily Checks: Drivers start the day at 6.30am by performing their daily checks on their vehicles. Daily checks involve making sure the trucks are safe and road legal to start the days work. This can include checking tyres, lights, mirrors and bodywork of the vehicle.

Loading Up: Once the daily checks are complete, Each of our drivers has a PDA which will tell them what size skip to load up onto the truck for their first couple of drops.

Planning the Journey: The driver will check their PDA for the postcode of their first drop and look at the scheduled list of jobs for the day which will include deliveries, collections and exchanges of skips. Our planners at Dunmow HQ route each driver according to postcode to ensure each journey is the most economic and time efficient. 

Arriving on Site: The sites that our skips are delivered to vary from domestic households to housing development sites. If dropping a skip to a household, it may be placed on or off the road depending on the customer's preference and permit. We also offer a wait-and-load service where the customer can load up the skip while our driver waits - perfect if the location has tricky access. We also provide many new housing developers or builders with skips too, most of these are on a site.

Tipping back at Dunmow Group: Once the skip driver has finished it's journey and returns to either our Chelmsford, Clacton or Colchester transfer station the truck will be weighed over the weighbridge and tip the waste into our waste shed. Our machinery then gets to work on segmenting the rubbish for further recycling.

If you would like to become a driver for Dunmow Group, you can check our job openings on our website here

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