HGVCLASS1DRIVER150519 - HGV Driver - Class 1

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Posted: 15/05/2019 11:09
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competitive
Location: Weston Logistics - Braintree, Essex
Level: Employee
Deadline: 29/05/2019 23:59
Hours: 45.00
Benefits: Pension + Private Healthcare
Job Type: Permanent

Weston Logistics are rapidly expanding and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a HGV Class 1 General Haulage Driver.  The successful candidate will operate a company vehicle for the effective and timely collections and/or deliveries of plant, equipment, machinery, materials and anything else relating to the operational needs of the business, to customers sites and distribution centres.

Main Duties:

  • Ensure the safe, timely and secure (un)loading of plant and materials to correct procedures;

  • Ensure materials and plant supplied to customers is in good condition prior to loading and after unloading;

  • Work in a safe manner, complying with all health and safety regulations;

  • Complete paperwork accurately and in accordance with correct procedures

  • Plan best possible driving routes prior to setting off to meet deadlines;

  • Drive the vehicle in accordance with relevant laws, tachograph laws and driver hours limits;

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the vehicles and driving cab;

  • Be fully aware of the vehicle inspection rota for servicing and MOT;

  • Assist in the accurate picking and secure packaging of products for dispatch;

  • To work effectively part of a team and to motivate team members;

  • Keep areas of work clean and tidy to ensure operational efficiency;

  • To carry out any tasks or duties as required for the effective operation of the Company.


  • Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) licence, to a minimum Category C licence.

  • Digital tachograph driver smart card.

  • Driver Certificate of Professional Competence Qualification (Driver CPC).

  • Medical certificate.

  • CSCS card.

  • Competent in the loading and unloading of materials and plant equipment

  • Physically fit.

  • Ability to plan and organise work.

  • Excellent communication skills .

  • Competent use of relevant software: including WMS, Gmail and Google Apps.

Reward & Benefits

As a valued employee you will be rewarded with the following:

  • Highly competitive Annual Salary

  • Generous company pension (employer contribution up to 10%)  increasing with length of service

  • Private healthcare

  • 20 days holidays, plus English bank holidays, plus the Christmas shutdown (not deducted from your holiday allowance)

  • Life Insurance

  • Discretionary Annual Bonus depending on company performance

  • Extensive training and development opportunities

  • Comprehensive social calendar including but not limited to; Annual Summer Ball; Family Fun Day; Christmas Party and various activities and sporting events throughout the year

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