Pushed to your limits by unrealistic job times
Tanker driver (Current Employee) – Uk – 14 February 2018
Initially the rate of pay seems to give the impression of a good career choice but... scratch beneath the surface and you reveal all is not well on the increasingly infamous 'white fleet'. Performing such a safety critical role should mean that you are encouraged to take your time as you methodically work through company procedures to ensure the safe delivery of fuel. Unfortunately, recent changes to all white fleet contracts has had a damning effect on how the the job is done in reality, with speed now seemingly encouraged. This appears to be the case as the first hour delay of your shift will not be payed, be it sitting in traffic or waiting to load at the terminal. This is also on top of unpaid breaks, which in total means that every shift you work and encounter delays (99% of the time) you lose 1hr 45 minutes of pay. In conclusion...ALOT OF MONEY. Couple this with unachievable job times, a shift pattern you wouldn't think was legal and earnings of between 32000 to 36000 means you've got a workforce with morale through the floor. It's quite ironic seen as the training in Hoyer is second to none which makes things more frustrating as it could be a great job with the right leadership from upper management. My advice would be keep your social life, for the sake of earning a few extra quid which the old boys were earning 20 years ago.
Not paid for all work done, 11-12 hour nights, Speed is the only answer to not losing money, Poor t&c's