Good job, ruined by poor planning
HGV Driver class 1 (Former Employee) – Appleton – 13 January 2018
Various shift patterns, crying out for weekend drivers. Shift starts time vary, anytime from 3-9am. They will try and put you on your preferred time, expect later start times as a new starter. Kit is all good, mostly new, trucks no older than 2/3yrs apart from awful LNG trucks based at Appleton. Expect long days so unless you live local or you hate your wife I wouldn't take a day job. Expect phone calls regularly from management telling you you've got to work out of other Stobart depots (Tesco Widnes) you won't be reimbursed for the extra fuel costs or journey time. If you have any delays you have to call the customer service department who never ring you back, regularly sat on customer sites for hours waiting for a call back. Training is excellent and the facilities at most depots are good, showers, canteen etc. Also as a new starter and on the 45hr a week contract you will have to work Boxing Day and New Year's Day if they fall on your shift pattern. If you can take a fair amount of being messed around and always working over your contracted hours then it's a good job, just keep your head down and don't make a fuss and they leave you alone.
Decent kit, easy work.
Long hours, being forced to work at other depots.