Legal Requirements for Driver Jobs

Drivers are required to drive a vehicle from one location to another and there are many different companies that hire staff to fill this position. The type of vehicle used and the job responsibilities are industry specific and drivers should make sure that they have the relevant qualification/licence for their position. Driver jobs require the employee to stick to schedules and follow traffic laws.

Legal Requirements for Driver Jobs in South Africa:

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Employees can be expected to drive light or heavy motor vehicles carrying goods to different locations. Driver jobs in South Africa may entail operating passenger vehicles such as school buses, taxis or limousines. Passenger vehicles transport people for remuneration and this classification also pertains to vehicles carrying twelve or more passengers. Positions are available for driving breakdown vehicles or tank trucks. Drivers are hired to transport dangerous goods and this requires operating large vehicles such as fuel tanks.

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South African law stipulates that people transporting goods in a truck weighing more than 3 500kgs need to have a professional driving permit. Drivers of passenger vehicles, breakdown vehicles and those transporting hazardous materials are also required to have a permit. Drivers of goods vehicles must be over 18 years old while those operating passenger vehicles are required by law to be over 21 years old. Dangerous goods may only be transported by persons over the age of twenty five.

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To apply for a professional driver’s permit the candidate must have a valid driving licence for the vehicle that they are operating and a medical certificate. Drivers may not have a criminal record for offences pertaining to drunken driving or violence. Applicants for a licence to transport hazardous materials must receive training from a certified institute. The courses help keep staff safe and help to avoid accidents. Topics include transporting infectious material as well as explosives.

Are you looking for Driver jobs or other general jobs in South Africa? Have a look on Job Mail and apply today!

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54 Responses

  1. loyiso says:

    I’m a code 14 driver with 3 years exp.DGP and matric. Hard worker,reliable and willing to learner

  2. Richard says:

    In 2008 I came from a party and got caught for drink and drive and went to court and did community service now Ive got a record all these things happened due to a lack of knowledge. I tried to clear my name by paying a small amount of money for fingerprints at the police station still I dont have proof that I have clearance from Pretoria please explain how this works. Will I ever get employed due to this anytime soon or am I hopeless due to this silly mistake?

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Hi Richard – You’ll have to check with the SAPS. Unfortunately having a criminal record will reduce your chances of getting a job

  3. Lucky Maisela says:

    Drivers job,I’m looking for job as driver/messenger

  4. Thandi Midiwane says:

    Looking for admin clerk position if its available

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/ecfJ1h (on your mobile phone). Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/9T1jI1 (on your mobile phone) or http://goo.gl/DJY8u3 (on your PC) and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier” “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za

  5. frans segooa says:

    looking for drivers position if its available

  6. johannes says:

    My name is Johannes and I’m looking for driving job as messenger/any code 10 driving job

  7. lindiwe says:

    Hi, I m a 33 year old matured lady I have a sales experience and have code 8 driving licence for 3 years experience.

  8. james khoza says:

    hi I have code 10 driving licence with sales experience over 10 years

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  9. Agnes says:

    I am looking for a drivers Job. I’m 38 years old

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  10. ayanda says:

    I’m looking for driver position I have code 10 drivers license

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  11. ntombifuthi Hlophe says:

    I’m a professional hair & makeup artist looking for a job I got code 10 license

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  12. Nhlahla says:

    Hi I am 31 years old, married man with two kids, I have a drivers lisence with Public Driving Permit. I have four years experience. I am willing to work under pressure.

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  13. solly says:

    Hi my name is Solly and I’m looking for any driving job, I’m currently situated in Mpumalanga Witbank, I have a C1 license and a permit

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  14. Naomi says:

    hi I’m naomi and I have customer service, call centre and sales experience for 8yrs and I have drivers license code 10

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  15. lerato molefe says:

    hi,im loocking for the job as a driver,i have a code 10 drivers licensce and experience at the retail industry.i am currently working for tiger brands as a field marketer.i am a hard worker and a quick learner.

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  16. Boyce says:

    Hi there ,to jobmail i`ve registered my cv and applied lot of post long time ago ,but never got any respond. I’m always applying mostly for the posts I qualify for

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Hi Boyce – Ideally you should be following up with recruiters once you have applied. Some of them receive up to 700 applications for a single position. If you don’t get feedback from them within 14 days, assume that you did not get the job and move on to the next position. Also make sure that your CV is updated. Hope you find employment soon.

  17. nicholas says:

    I Nicholas Bogale who looking for a driving job for code 08 I am good driver well person who work hand everytime

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  18. Katlego says:

    I am code 10 driver with PrDP,I am just looking for a job Driver if there is any please notify me on this Email please Modisagaarekwe41@nokiamail.com I will b glad if you can notify me if there’s any post corncerning code10 driver
    Thank you

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  19. thulasizwe says:

    Im a guy who is looking for a storeman job.Im having eights years experiance.Im having code 10 licence;forklift licence;computer certificate and office administration certificate.

  20. Sipho says:

    Iam looking for a driver job i have a code plus G’P have matric . Hard worker n iam willing to learn.

  21. johannes says:

    Hi I am looking for the post as a driver if it’s available (code 10)

  22. alexander says:

    I’m looking for a job as a court messenger driver,I have worked as a clerk of the court and as a court messenger for 5years

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  23. mlungisi says:

    I a m code 10 pdp looking for a driving job or general job I have hard worker

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  24. bernard says:

    Hi my name is bernard and am looking for a driving job as a messenger/ I have code 10 with pdp

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  25. Peter Kabelo says:

    Good Morning

    I am Peter Kabelo Mokoiri. I am holding a BTech degree studied in Tshwane University of Technology graduated in 2014 hoping that you will consider me foe any vacancies that you might have available.

    Thank you

    Peter Kabelo Mokori

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  26. edward says:

    Hii, I got code 14 with DGP and have more than 7years experience on code 10. I also got fire fighting and computer course.

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  27. micca says:

    I’m in position of code10 with PDP for more than 8 years of driving I know how to read GPRS well know of gauteng

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  28. mhlengi says:

    Hi am Mhlengi a job seeker who have Basic Ambulance assistance (BAA) certificate ,Welding ,Boiler maker ,Call center certificate , Machenical N4 N5 and N2 certificate, Drivers Licence Code with PDP hyster licence 10 Ton(Fork Lift)

    • Henno Kruger says:

      Thank you for your feedback. If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail yet, then follow this link: http://goo.gl/h5pJHj. Then look for Jobs that you need at http://goo.gl/tx8kCk and apply for them. Search for “Gardener”, “Cashier”, “Driver”, “Internship”, “Learnership” (or any other keyword) to find relevant jobs on Job Mail. Hope you find the job that you need soon. E-mail us via signmeup@jobmail.co.za if you want to sign up for our weekly newsletters.

  29. henny maphutha says:

    hi my name is Henny am 34 yrs old staying in alex, looking for clerk position I have 5 yes experience with code 10

  30. Dave Holmes says:

    Henno, I am a 75-year old very fit South African with some Code 14 interlink experience, seeking work in the trucking industry. I have fleet management experience but would like to drive. A question; is a Hazmat certificate a requirement in order to drive fuel tankers?

    • Jani Grey says:

      Hi Dave,

      Different companies have different requirements when it comes to their positions. We’d like to suggest that you inquire with the company you are applying to.

      If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail, follow this link: http://goo.gl/EhnxH1.

      Once you’ve registered, look for jobs that suit your skill set at http://goo.gl/CvYAUa and apply for them!

      Alternatively, set up a job alert to receive the latest jobs in your field via email at http://goo.gl/eTcGJC.

      We hope you find employment soon!

  31. Dave Holmes says:

    Further to the above, I have a newly issued PrDP.

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