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Title Class 1 and Class 2 HGV Drivers
Salary Competitive
Location Preston Brook, Runcorn
Job Information

Job Description

Freight First Ltd Class 1 & 2 Drivers, days and nights available with a signing on bonus of £1,000 ! (for a limited time only) *

Freight First Ltd are a high growth haulage company based in Preston Brook, Runcorn. We are recruiting for Class 1 & Class 2 drivers. These are full time positions with an immediate start date.

A current ADR or Moffet Licence would be an advantage. If not, we can provide training.

Class 1 wage

  • £27,500 basic for a day driver (£35,000 realistic earnings)
  • £30,000 basic for a night driver
  • £32,500 basic for a flexi driver (£39,000 realistic earnings)
  • Up to 60 hours per week
  • Each night out paid at £16 plus additional subsistence pay
  • Overtime rate for Saturday £12ph
  • Overtime rate for Sunday £15ph

Class 2 wage

  • £23,000 basic Day Driver (£28,000 realistic earnings)
  • Up to 60 hours per week
  • Each night out will pay £16 plus additional subsistence pay
  • Overtime rate for Saturday £11ph
  • Overtime rate for Sunday £14ph

Additional bonuses for all drivers

  • Profit Share Bonus available at circa £50 per week
  • Early start bonus £10 pd
  • Moffett delivery bonus £20 pd
  • Multi-drop bonus £20 pd
  • Long service bonus £15 pw

All successful applications must have:

  • Excellent geographical knowledge of the UK
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours and duties
  • Able to complete all paperwork accurately
  • A high standard of customer service skills
  • A positive & friendly personality with a can-do attitude
  • A full UK Drivers Licence
  • Ideally you will have a minimum of 12 months recent experience of driving HGV’s. Less time may be considered.
  • Ideally no more than 6 points on your licence but we may be able to make an exception if you have more.
  • Understanding of driver’s hours rules and the working time directive
  • A very flexible approach
  • Able to use smart phones

*The signing on bonus is paid as follows. £500 after 3 months and £500 after 6 months employment.

To apply please upload an up to date copy of your CV or alternatively contact: chrisg@freightfirst.co.uk

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Title Operational Support Assistant (FLT licence required)
Salary 16,500 – 20,000 per year
Location Runcorn, Cheshire
Job Information

We have an excellent opportunity within Freight First for an Operational Support Assistant to become part of our team, committed to providing a first-class service to our customers.

This role will support the Transport and Operations team. It will be a varied role and will include both administrative and practical aspects. Monday-Friday 8am to 6pm (with a hour for lunch). The successful candidate will also be required to be part of the on-call-rota.

Key Duties:

  • Matching proof-of-delivery forms (PODs) to jobs
  • Fleet compliance administration and support
  • Calling drivers for updates and tracking vehicles
  • Preparing paperwork and run sheets for the following day
  • Fuel reconciliations
  • Time sheet checks
  • Booking in vehicle MOT and services
  • Recording Warehouse goods in/out on our warehouse system
  • Working with the accounts team to generate invoices
  • Ensuring the warehouse and yard are kept clean and organised
  • FLT loading and unloading of vehicles
  • Other ad-hoc duties

Key Experience/Skills:

  • Good communication skills are essential with the ability to deliver great customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal skills are essential
  • Being pro-active to identify potential issues that could arise
  • Finding solutions to challenges
  • Fork lift truck licence

Behavioural competencies:

  • Good spoken and written communication skills are essential with the ability to deliver great customer service
  • Confidence, tact and a persuasive manner
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good ‘people skills’ for working with a range of colleagues and customers
  • Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Word & Excel)
  • Ability to work on own initiative, demonstrates organisational skills
  • Always strive to improve personally and professionally

Job type: Full time

Salary: £16,500 – £20,000 / year

All successful applications must have:• Excellent geographical knowledge of the UK• Excellent communication• Interpersonal and organisational skills• Flexible approach to working hours and duties• Able to complete all paperwork accurately • A high standard of customer service skills• A positive & friendly personality with a can do attitude desirable• A full UK Drivers Licence• A minimum of 12 months current continuous experience of driving articulated lorries in the UK• No more than 6 points on your licence• Understanding of drivers hours and work time directive• A valid ADR Licence (desirable)• A very flexible approach • Able to use smart phones
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