Lorry Loader Services are always seeking to connect with experienced and appropriately qualified LGV drivers, to join our team of professional drivers. We have opportunities for Hiab operatives who are ALLMI certified, holding a C (formerly class 2) or C+E (formerly class 1) licence, for short- and long-term work, with various companies covering the Hampshire and South Coast region.

We also serve the haulage industry more generally, and therefore always have opportunities for drivers who have a more general rounded skills set, in the transport industry. Contact us if you have experience working with one or more of the following, refrigeration operations, palletised goods, recycling, waste, steels, roll cages, or more unique skills such as heavy haulage, low loaders, removals, hazardous materials i.e. ADR drivers, then we would love to hear from you.

Essential requirements

  • A commitment to the Health and Safety at Work Act, and relevant regulations
  • Responsibility to correctly fulfil vehicle check procedures
  • Responsibility for your load and goods ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Professionalism, positivity and politeness
  • Good verbal communication ability
  • Flexibility and consideration
  • Drive with due consideration for the law, and vehicle longevity and efficiency

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must have either a category C or C+E (i.e. class 1 or 2) clean driving licence
  • Must have a current DQC (Driver Qualification Card) i.e. CPC qualification
  • Must have a Driver Card (Digital Tachograph Card)
  • We are keen to hear from owner drivers, and self-employed drivers

For HIAB work, we require:

  • Must have current ALLMI lorry loader certification
  • Must have at least 1 years Hiab experience

Required Skills

  • Drivers Hours Regulations: A good working knowledge of the Driver’s Hours and Working Time Directive Regulations. As a driver it is essential to have good grasp on the Drivers Hours Regulations and the Working Time Directive, without which you may infringe the rules, and this in turn can ultimately affect the operators licence, and their OCRS score, not to mention result in a fine to you as the driver. Correct use of the vehicle unit, and familiarisation are essential to avoid errors in compliance, especially for example in the case of making manual entries, correct selection of mode operation, and implications of UTC time during British Summer Time, when recording breaks etc.
  • Health and Safety at Work Act: risk assessments are essential and a legally binding requirement upon drivers and operators, which can be a simple visual check, or a more formal written risk assessment, possibly using a premade generic risk assessment template, or a more bespoke risk assessment, due to the unusual and irregular nature of the job at hand. Mitigating against risk for yourself and your colleagues is a legal and moral requirement, and not only saves lives, but can save thousands of pounds by reducing or avoiding at work incidents, injuries, damage to equipment and property, and loss of good reputation.
  • Vehicle Checks: as the driver, it is your responsibility to ensure that the vehicle you take on to the public road networks, is fully roadworthy. LGV drivers therefore complete daily vehicle checks, either recorded on a check sheet, or increasingly electronically using an app. Whilst you are not expected to demonstrate the skills of a LGV mechanic, you must be able to recognize defects when you see them. Braking problems such as insufficient air pressure or leaks can lead to vehicle breakdowns, road traffic collisions, and a costly recovery service, so being able to recognize and deal with an air leak is essential, as well as issues pertaining to tyres and suspension, body, and lights, besides more. Knowing how to recognize vehicle related problems on the move, and safely deal with them are essential, as is the skills to correctly place your load, and secure it appropriately with the correct restraint equipment.
  • Professionalism, positivity and politeness: we all have bad days, but demonstrating politeness and professionalism to customers goes hand-in-hand with the job and is naturally expected behaviour from that of a professional LGV driver. Going the extra mile, being flexible, and considerate are not only expected, but essential for the successful operation of todays transport and logistics industry. A positive driver strengthens the workforce, and is a powerful asset, to motivate, and inspire, these are the kind of attributes which we at Lorry Loader Services encourage and cultivate in our team.
  • Driving: most vehicles and vehicle operations these days are tracked and monitored using telematix technology, such technology affords companies the opportunity to reward those drivers who are the most conscientious and courteous, demonstrating consideration to use of vehicle controls, and exercising smooth use of the controls, and low fuel consumption. We seek drivers who embrace this positive change in transport using technology, seeing it as an opportunity to improve, and contribute to road safety, and lessening company overheads, e.g. fuel consumption. In such cases there are often bonus schemes and reward schemes for the drivers who are seen to be the most fuel-efficient drivers of the month.