Told to go to Thatcham after being at work over an hour, say no, then they say when you run out of hours they will come & pick you up. Managers haven't a clue, 1 female manager thinks she's god, has no hgv licence but can do your job, took manager cpc course, failed it, but tells everyone that she has one. Good job, good lads, like every haulage company, unfortunately they're run by people who think they know best but don't . Oh well so is the country.
Long days if you do the job properly. Ok if you like long distances. Birmingham and Newcastle crops up all the time. Favorite drivers get looked after and get to do what they want. Lorries falling to bits and dont get fixed properly. If you can get through most of that then the money is good. But it's a demanding workplace.
LGV Driver (Former Employee) – Avonmouth – September 12, 2019
Good job long hours working long hours and working four days a week good lads to work with and management is fair hard runs but you do get drinks at some drops and at Premier Inns food is offered if you want it
Not the best place to work for. Long hours, 4 a.m. early starts, long distances, hard graft. Management/ planning far from ideal. Staff unfriendly, not willing to help, give clues with very few exceptions. On cage food deliveries + bin man type of work. I will never go back there.
rubbish shifts,no hope,pay is poor 5 on 1 off 5 on again ,no good for a night driver ,no one cares ,run us into a grave ,,rubbish trucks,a million K on them ,brake down everyday,pay temps 5 quid an hour more than me plus a £500 cash xmas bonus ,
Great time working for this company. Unfortunately contracts have changed along with future work prospects. My job entailed, vehicle checks,loading delivering to stores,relevant paperwork , due to restructuring, loads and hours will be changing along with hours to be worked.also start times changing making it difficult for family life
Managers that can't pass managers courses or even drive dictating to profesional drivers on how to do vehicle checks/loading and how to park etc. Unorganized and forced to drive vehicles not road worthy.
there are 4 /5drivers who really dictate what happens in Trafford ,management is weak ,,back stabbing and gossip and bullying is rife ,,drivers want to do 9hrs work and care the job up to get finished while other drivers are expected to work long hours ,would not touch the place or the irlam site ,,going there now you are at the bottom of the pile so expect lot long hours and bad work ,,the cream work is left to the Trafford iralm 5
Company is OK, but major issues with office staff, there is no such thing as private and confidential, office staff discuss openly in ear shot of other drivers from drivers being suspended to others on final warnings
came from agency work which is a lot easier to many politics here
hardest part of the job defecting vehicles to be bullied into taking them out
another issue with the job was dealing with the negativity and back stabbing from the TSM who were not professional and would benefit on going on a coarse on management skills
Normally a trip would consist of 2x2 days, or a 4 day trip (it was a 4 day week). Our DC had an enormous footprint so one trip could be to Cornwall, the next to the Isle of Man, or Ireland, or the North East. A white-glove delivery service, the contract we worked for really looked after us and ensured we had sufficient time at each drop to do the job correctly.
Working day usually starts at 4 - 5 a.m. with completing the delivery papers, checking cargo truck and then we start the driving. I get to take contact with a lot of people which is actually the most enjoyable part of my job with driving itself. I appreciate very much the purview discipline that resembles company from this point of view with military rigor.
A lot is demanded from you at work. They always seem to be looking for savings, to the point where it is now getting difficult to get simple things like gloves. The vehicles are getting old, but no plans to replace them. Not a happy place to work. Not an easy place to give your best.
At Trafford Park you will have to work weekends, the money is good but the management and planners are useless. The units are not up to much, the company is trying to cut the wages but the union is fighting it and there is no work life balance
This job is for kuehne and nagel drinks logistics I currently work here. The money is good but the management are useless so are the planners, the job is easy but the units are not up to much. We are always under the threat of moving and they are trying to cut our monies which the union are fighting, you will have to work weekends so be prepared for this and there is no work life balance