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HGV Class 1 Driver Birmingham

Salary: £14.00 – £21.00 per hour

Contract Term: Full-time; Permanent

2022-04-25T11:24:59+01:00
Cargo Express

See below information about the roles we have available. We are welcome to any questions applicants may have about the roles and routes we cover, as this isn’t easily depicted on a job advert.


We offer many routes across the UK and Europe, including regular routes with standardised timings and local routes.

All applicants will be required to come in for an informal chat and walkaround on site as well as completing a short induction and driving assessment.

Cargo Express are recruiting for new HGV Class C+E day drivers to join their ever growing team in Birmingham.

We have various routes available to suit a high range of personnel:

Drivers will need to be relatively flexible with their start times/finish times as each day varies depending on the routes laid out by customers.

All drivers are guaranteed 10 hours work per shift.

Drivers will have weekend work available to them, although not always guaranteed.

All drivers must be CPC compliant.

Drivers must have a valid driving licence with a maximum of six points on their licence.

Cargo Express provide transport, logistic and warehousing solutions across the UK and Europe.

Based strategically across five distribution hubs being able to deliver across 80% of the UK in under 4.5 hours. Travelling on average 7.5 million miles a year, delivering to over 2000 destinations a week, providing secure and competitive transport and logistic solutions, bespoke to the customers needs.

Over 150,000 square foot of secure, state-of-the-art warehousing, manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A transport management and tracking system allows you to see in real time where your material is on the road, clarity and transparency with all routes and deliveries.

From vans to trailers, our modern fleet of bespoke vehicles are tailored for individual routes and clients, providing security, speed and value for all your delivery needs. Logistic solutions, offering an experienced and professional service to clients involved in the most difficult, challenging and time-critical environments which involve transportation and/or sequencing. Specialising in cross docking, pick and packing, heavy goods and just in time deliveries.

A warehouse management system that provides you with real time stock levels and a quick recall of materials in and out. Multi-bay racking system, allowing more pallets to be stored with the same floor space used, providing a cheaper solution to storage.

FORS accredited, working above and beyond the set standard.

Cargo Express have been delivering material across the UK and Europe for the past thirty two years. We have a strong customer base and high expectations passed across the board to what customers require and expect to the vehicles we operate and the standard we keep them running at. We are a proud green OCRS operator and FORS member.

Cargo Express have fantastic retention of drivers, with many having been with the company for over five to ten years and some nearly thirty! We believe this is due to having some of the best drivers in the West Midlands and the UK who are always flexible, supportive and friendly. This transpires to making sure when we recruit, we recruit the best.

The successful HGV Class 1 (C+E) drivers must also:

  • Complete all paperwork, ensuring all POD’s are signed and all company/procedural paperwork is completed.
  • Carry out daily vehicle checks and report defects to the relevant line manager.
  • Be compliant with the driver’s hours and tachograph regulations
  • Have the flexibility and willingness to work additional hours including weekend work.
  • Have the ability to work in as part of a team.
  • Have good communication skills, being able to liaise daily with customers, the fleet manager and other drivers.

Any questions, please reply to this advertisement, please call or email and we will answer as soon as possible.

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