1254 – Truck drivers for long-term employment UK
We are currently looking for Class 1 drivers in the following areas of UK. – Liverpool – Southampton – Evesham – Derby/Hilton – Huntingdon – Spalding – Birmingham
A Class 1 licence authorizes its holder to drive a combination of road vehicles consisting of:
- A road tractor with 2 axles and a net weight of 4,500 kg or more, hauling one or more trailers or semi-trailers
- A road tractor with three axles or more hauling one or more trailers or semi-trailers
- A truck covered by Class 3 hauling a trailer or semi-trailer whose net weight is 4,500 kg or more and which is only used to transport equipment, tools or furnishings as part of its permanent equipment
- A truck covered by Class 3 hauling any trailer or semi-trailer other than those described above and whose net weight is 2,000 kg or more
We offer full time jobs 5/6 days per week. The work is 52 weeks of the year.
The ideal candidate should be flexible with the hours of work, as your start times may vary. You may be required to work weekends, however this will be discussed at interview. We are looking for day/night/tramping drivers.
There are a number of different jobs with different conditions.
Contract is for a minimum of 2 years, the work is 52 weeks of the year. Wages 125 GBP per day gross, plus 20 Pounds per night.
Since Christmas is the busiest time of the year, you are expected to work during this period.
Successful candidates will need to be flexible
The work is 5/6 shifts from 7 and will involve tramping, most nights you will be staying away from base. The nights that you do not sleep in the cabin, you will stay in simple, affordable accommodation (cost around 50 Pounds per week).
Most trucks are new!
Driving time laws apply:
- Daily driving period shall not exceed 9 hours, with an exemption of twice a week when it can be extended to 10 hours.
- Total weekly driving time may not exceed 56 hours and the total fortnightly driving time may not exceed 90 hours.
- Daily rest period shall be at least 11 hours, with an exception of going down to 9 hours maximum three times a week. Daily rest can be split into 3 hours rest followed by 9 hour rest to make a total of 12 hours daily rest
- Weekly rest is 45 continuous hours, which can be reduced every second week to 24 hours. Compensation arrangements apply for reduced weekly rest period. Weekly rest is to be taken after six days of working, except for coach drivers engaged in a single occasional service of international transport of passengers who may postpone their weekly rest period after 12 days in order to facilitate coach holidays.
- Breaks of at least 45 minutes (separable into 15 minutes followed by 30 minutes) should be taken after 4 ½ hours at the latest.
Your driving licence:
- Code 95 is compulsory
- Before entering a contract, you must apply for a UK licence, this can take up to 6 weeks. We will assist you here.
Good lorries and working conditions.
We may ask you to do a driving test in the country where you live. If you do a driving test in the UK and fail, you may be given a week’s training free of charge (but no pay), after which you may do a second drivig test.
The ‘net’ pay, you earn, based on 5 shifts per week, is around £550
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