Driver (Former Employee), Southampton – September 27, 2014
Pros: its work
Cons: all customers seem to work much kinder hours
Arrive at work at 0500 most days, check vehicle, load and complete morning documentation.
I learned that although procedures are set by the company, the loads are often incorrect, cargo straps are often under the freight requiring an unload/reload, the vehicle keys are not always in the correrct place and reported vehicle faults have not been rectified.
Management – more... seem far too busy to remember all that is required.
Co-workers always seem disgruntled, always something they are not happy with.
The hardest part of the job is finding servicable equipment around the yard to complete the day's work safely and efficiently.
The most enjoyable part of the job is 'going home time' knowing you have given the days your best shot – less
Driver 2 hiab (Current Employee), andover – August 1, 2014
Pros: early finish monday to friday only no weekends
Cons: not enough work possible redunces soon
Start anytime from 0400 vehicle checks drive to site meet engineer unload lift return to depot reload for next day. The work is easy but a bit boring only one job per day the hardest part of job can be carrying the lift into building
Unemployed (Former Employee), Braintree /colchester/chelmsford areas – July 1, 2014
My previous work as HGV driver consisted of delivering and collecting steel. My working day consisted of between 10/15 hr shifts. My work mates were all very helpful with my working day as they added support and friendship for me. This was a big part of my staying with the company for the years that I did...My immediate Manager was a friend as well – more... as a boss, which made for a good working environment . I am now looking for the smaller vehicle driving work and will give the same commitment to those whom will employ me. – less
driver (Former Employee), main office in Pfortzhaim Germany – June 3, 2014
Pros: free travel
Cons: driving 9-10 hour per day
As a driver my day work start for example in Germany and finish in France. Get a experience to drive in a difficult weather conditions. Each time met with various people. The hardest part of the job was a floating schedule. The most enjoyable part of the job was a travelling throw Europe getting paid for it.
2 Driver (Current Employee), Blackburn, ENG – April 27, 2014
Pros: free work wear
Cons: cant think of one
drive truck to job then get everything sorted to start the job,clearing tanks and jet washing them.we then move on to next job ans so it continues through the day never getting board ..I have learned the job quite easily as it is not complicated .I get on well with all my work mates and i often have different people at certain times even going to Liverpool – more... to work ,what ever i am asked to do i will do it ,gladly.the hardest part of the job comes with bad weather when the rain and cold are quite difficult ,but the job must go on regardless of these things.the most enjoyable part of the job is just waking in the morning to think just how lucky i am to have a job and i do enjoy every moment of it.also all the management team are helpful and understanding – less
Heavy Goods Vehicle Technician (Current Employee), Immingham, N.E Lincs, UK – February 14, 2013
Pros: good training, helpful colleagues, interesting and varied work, specialist aspect with fuel and gas work.
Cons: unsociable hours. physically demanding. not the cleanest of jobs.
Resonsible for repair and maintenance for a fleet of articulated units and trailers, on a petroleum/gas contract. Includes preparing and taking vehicles for MOT. Time served apprentice, full clean HGV driving license. Company very keen on health & safety. Very physically demanding job. Involves working as a team with colleagues, but also working alone – more... on certain shifts. Very rewarding job. – less