Tank container truck driver
Various EU companies and candidates looking for work in the transport and logistics industries
Once arrived at the workplace, employee must participate in the theoretical and practical training which is mandatory before beginning work. Training is fee for all employees.
Training is done according to international regulations, in various practical areas:
- Health and safety
- Risk evaluation
- Theory, practice and evaluation in moving and handling goods
- Risks of alcohol and cigarettes consumption
Upon arrival, all candidates with under 3 years experience pass through the following evaluation tests:
1. Driving test (performed every Tuesday and Thursday)
- Driving the truck
- Connecting truck & trailer via cable
- Backing up the truck and trailer in a p-box, and back to the ramp
- Driving on the highway
- Other relevant tests
2. Driving rules and resting hours knowledge test
- Multiple choices test regarding international truck driving rules, and traffic rules
During training employees are paid.
After employee’s arrival at the workplace they pass through a 14-day training, before beginning work. During this course candidates are paid salary.
Benelux (Belgium, Netherland, Luxembourg), France, Germany and other European countries depending on employer’s business needs.
Work may take place in any unit belonging to the employer from the above countries, and the employee shall be available for fulfilling their duties to the employer.
It is the employee’s responsibility, after entering into a contractual relationship with a British company, to apply for their NINO (National Insurance Number) in order to pay their contributions to the state. Candiates are entitled to work full time, as per their employment contract.
Between 21 and 50 years old. Candidates over 50 years old may be accepted depending on experience.
Good attitude, hard working, serious, friendly, in good physical and mental health, with no medical problems
Both married and single/ divorced candidates may be accepted
Minimum 1 year previous experience as a heavy trucks driver (40t) in Europe; candidates with relevant experience have an advantage during selection.
- Candidates with min. 1 year experience in European traffic will undergo an exam upon arrival
- Candidates with more than 3 years experience do not have to pass this exam
Owning an ADR card, a Professional competency certificate and a tacho card are mandatory.
Owning a diploma or specialization could be an advantage.
Minimum level 6 on a scale from 1 to 10
All candidates must have type C and E driver’s licence, from at least 1 year prior
Drivers may receive a quarterly bonus of 250 EUR to their salary for superior performance and qualities. All trucks are equipped with communication, navigation and time management computers.
- Up to 15 working hours/ day, according to EU traffic regulations
- Usually 8-9 driving hours/ day
- Usually 5-6 working days/ week
- Resting time in accordance with EU regulations
- Every 6 weeks of work can be followed by 1 week of, id employee so desires. During this time employees do not receive daily allowance.
Overtime and salary increases
Not available. Employee may have access to a salary increase after 12 months of work.
Cases in which the employee’s payment rights can be pursued
In all salary related cases employee may contact empowered institutions from the country where his employment contract has been registered.
Employer may deduct from employee’s salary amount of prejudice, when material damages have been made by employee. If candidate brings considerable material damages, employer has the right to pursue employee in court for recovering full damage.
Nature and length of contract
Employment contract, full time.
12 months contract, which can be extended.
International transport (home country – employment country)
Travel costs to the working country are fully or partially reimbursed by the employer.
Employer sends a bus to pick up employees from the airport, free of charge. In cases when airport pick-up is not available, employee offers a local travel plan.
Pre-identified by employer. Accommodation is free of charge.
Drivers sleep in the beds inside the trucks. Additionally they have access to company offices to washing machines, showers and other necessary utilities.
Employees receive a daily allowance of 50 EUR for meals. They have to procure meals by themselves.
Paid and organized by employee
Covered through the employment contract
Allowed, if employee presents a note from hospital. Sick days are paid.
Length, procedure and payment rights for vacation
Work, protection and security conditions
Normal working conditions, security and health measures are communicated during training.
Employee must follow employer’s policies and procedure.
Financial compensation in case of accident, professional illness or death
Employees must procure a medical private insurance which covers such situations.
Duties, taxes and contributions due by employees
Automatically deducted from the emplyee’s gross salary by employer
Minimum 200 EUR pocket money until first salary, for personal comfort