With the deadline date of 9th September 2019 becoming ever closer drivers and employers are starting to realise that time is running out! However according to an official Government statistic, nearly 220,000 fewer hours were uploaded than the corresponding month in the last 5 year cycle. Driver Training organisations highlight the following reasons for this apparent lack of training hours –
Your Driver CPC should be taken seriously, for contact details of recommended Driver CPC Training companies contact our office now on 0116 366 6530.
To maintain your qualification you must complete 35 hours of training within the last five years validity of your current DQC, unless you hold Driver CPC qualification for both bus and lorry and the expiry dates for bus and lorry differ. In this case if you wish to maintain qualification for both bus and lorry, you should complete periodic training by the earliest expiry date.
It is recommended that drivers select a varied programme of periodic training that is relevant to their day to day role.
As has been widely reported, the UK Government and EU agreed on 11th April to delay the UK’s exit from the EU until 31st October 2019. While the Government hopes to leave before this date, that will only happen if a deal can be agreed. UK hauliers can continue to operate across the EU as usual until the end of October, or longer if a transitional period is agreed. However if a deal cannot leave then the UK will leave the EU on a ‘NO DEAL’ basis.
According to a recent Government report, supplied by Vehicle Operating Standards Agency ( VOSA), Driver Infringements are on the increase, combinating in poor driver hours knowledge and in some cases a complete breakdown in the operating procedure of the digital tachograph that is installed in the vehicle. With increasing sector pressures and a very evident skill shortage in the industry, VOSA are struggling to cope with the dramatic increase in reported incidents, believing a dramatic lack in driving standards and employer responsibility to blame.
From the 15th June the EU, including the UK, will see the mandatory fitment of a ‘smart tachograpgh’ into vehicles first registered from this date. The system will incorporate several improvements to physical functionality and capability, most notably the addition of location data. A greater security with improved speed sensors and speed trace and remote roadside enforcement.
Employed by your own Personal Service Company ( PSC)? if so, you need to continue reading! The government has announced that the re-form to the off-payroll working rules introduced for engagements in the public sector in April 2017 will be extended to the private sector from 6th April 2020. In essence businesses will become responsible for assessing the employment status of the off payroll workers (PCS). The off payroll working rules – commonly known as IR35 – are intended to ensure that individuals who work like PAYE employees pay broadly the same taxes. All Personal Service Companies (PSC) satisfy the HMRC Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) in order to continue trading within those parameters. The government are now seeking that all engagers of Pay As You Earn ( PAYE) / Personal Service Company (PSC) adopt responsibility for deciding whether to worker would have been regarded for the income tax and National Insurance contributions (NIC’s) purposes.
For more information regarding your current employment status and the new government proposals, please call the branch on 0116 366 6530. You do not need to work for Driver Resource Recruitment to gain any assistance.
My Client based in Tamworth, is actively seeking to recruit HGV Class II Day Driver to work on an ongoing temporary basis. You will engaged under a temporary contract for services and paid weekly through Driver Resource Recruitment.
We are currently seeking to recruit experienced HGV C+E Drivers to work with our Client on a temporary ongoing basis.
My Client’s vast experience producing packaging for the Food and Beverage industries is combined with multiple sites across Europe, enabling them to deliver food cartons faster than the industry standard.
From supermarkets to startups, my Clients International long history working with food and beverage manufacturers means they understand where their Clients brand could use their expertise that they have grown over the years.
£12.00 – £12.50 per hour (LTD Company pay rates)
£10.00 – £10.50 per hour (PAYE pay rates)
Shifts available Monday – Friday (Occasional Saturday work available)
Various different start times ranging from 04:00 – Midday
Duties will include trunk runs to any of their customers within the United Kingdom.
Maximum 2 deliveries with a possible collection per shift.
As a driver working on this contract you will need to possess the following;
HGV C+E Driving License with a minimum of 6 months driving experience
No more than 6 points
NO DR or IN conviction codes
Good customer facing skills
The ability to complete both driver paperwork and customer delivery paperwork to a high standard.
We are looking for Candidates that wish to hold a long term temporary position with just the one business to give continuity to our Client and in return will offer longevity within the same role.
If you are interested in the above role please apply today.
My Client is one of UK’s leading furniture supply specialists. The company was founded in 1974 as a stand alone furniture store. Since this time the company has grown from strength to strength re-branding themselves recently into one of most well known upholstery providers in Great Britain with stores based in the majority of the UK cities.
Due to the success of the re-brand we now have opportunities at this location for experienced 7.5 Tonne/HGV C1 Delivery Drivers to join the team. As a delivery driver you will be working as part of a 2 man team delivering furniture and soft furnishings to Customers across the UK. 8-9 drops per day. This is a customer facing role so all Candidates will need to have good communication and customer service skills. A good level of spoken and written English will also be required in order to communicate with the customers and complete delivery paperwork.
We are offering work on a permanent basis. Full uniform will be provided. Hours of work are; 07:00am till finish (Approx 10 hour days) Monday – Friday. Saturday work is also available.
Good written and verbal communication skills
HGV C1/ 7.5 Tonne Driving Licence
Previous experience in a similar role desired but not essential
Minimum of 12 months driving experience due to insurance requirements
NO DR or IN Driving Conviction codes
Positions are available with an immediate start.
To apply please click the “Apply” button below.
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £24,000.00 per year. Overtime applicable after 45 hour week.
We have an exciting opportunity to join one of Leicester’s largest distribution companies on a permanent basis.
Immediate vacancies available working on the day shift. This is a 7 day a week operation therefore we can offer full time opportunities to fit around your individual needs.