Rules for delivery drivers, as inspired by the Three Laws of Robotics
There may be those among you who are familiar with the “Three Laws of Robotics” penned by science fiction author Isaac Asimov:
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
- A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
For a professional delivery driver, there are three rules that should be followed under every circumstance:
Rule 1— Always make safety the priority. This begins with ensuring your seat and mirrors are adjusted for safe driving. It also includes the way you drive, how you treat other drivers, and ensuring you load and unload your vehicle in a safe manner.
Rule 2— Always be a courteous, respectful, polite representative of the company. This includes how you behave on the road and how you present yourself in the the customer’s place of business.
Rule 3— Get those parts to the customer! Being an efficient and effective delivery driver reflects well on you and the business you represent. Quick delivery of quality parts is key for the success of your business, but never put speed ahead of Rule 1 or 2.