I still p*ss myself after unloading a tonne pallet of coal at a customer who wanted it dragged down a gravel drive with a pump truck, yes darling no problem I'll just put the pump truck away and move the lorry then I'll handball it to your outhouse - probably done by some muppet but it wasn't me.I still have cold sweats about delivering multirop in central Manchester in a 26 tonner.
Well well well....
That's interesting. I've had a LGV license since 2002 but was under the impression that I'd need to do the CPC before I could drive again, should I ever want to.
I think the Palletline job will be a haulier who is a member of the Palletline network.
Palletline themselves don't employ drivers, it's a co operative of hauliers nationwide who deliver pallets into a central hub, which then get distributed by various hauliers across the country.
Company A is based in Glasgow and has goods going to Devon.
Company B is based in Devon and has goods going to Glasgow.
Both companies drop off their pallets at a hub in the Midlands.
Company A then delivers company B's pallets and vice versa, rather than both companies vehicles passing each other on the way north and south.
I've done this type of work, and you'll basically be collecting pallets from customers local to the haulier, and dropping them into the nearest Palletline depot.
What sort of times would the pallet drivers start and finish typically?
Im no longer in the Army so I assume this means I am exempt from the aboveAh
Not entirely correct, it seems.
If you qualify under those points, you don't need to do mod.2 and mod. 4. (Initial drivers CPC)
You just need to do the required 35 hours in the classroom.
But you can elect to do the initial CPC if you wish, and this will also cover you for the first 5 years
New drivers (or those that don't qualify) MUST do mod 2 and 4
I think this hails from a time when DCPC was first introduced, and there was a 5 year "grace" period.
Sadly no. That document harks back to the time when CPC was being introduced.Im no longer in the Army so I assume this means I am exempt from the above
Find out if you need the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification to drive a lorry, bus or coach, or if you could be exempt.www.gov.uk
Various start times.What sort of times would the pallet drivers start and finish typically?
Blimey. I wish I'd waited a year to do my licence it would have been a piece of pish.
I disagree. It will still have to be signed off by the instructor and besides, if anyone thinks the reversing exercise is representative of life in the real world then they might want to rethink.Blimey. I wish I'd waited a year to do my licence it would have been a piece of pish.
Seriously now. I think that is a potential move towards trouble. Glad I did my test before these changes. Going on the two assessments I've just done, I don't think there will be any greater uptake for newer drivers in some of the larger companies if the have to fo to the hassle of teaching how to reverse and couple and uncouple safely? Are they going to have enough staff on hand to take time out to instruct these things?