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Class 1 Driver (Nights)

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Heywood, UK
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Lineage is the world’s largest and most innovative provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions – this means we help move food from farms to the dinner table; with more than 22,000 employees across over 400 locations and spanning 20 countries across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America.

We are currently recruiting for a HGV Class 1 driver to join our Transport division at Head Office located in Heywood.

Working hours: Monday to Friday night shifts working 50 hours per week with 30 mins for lunch daily

Hourly Rate: £14.50 per hour paid weekly plus £55 weekly allowance

The role
In this role you will complete varied tasks which include:

  • Support and assist the Transport Managers to ensure all functions of the operation is running smoothly and efficiently.

  • Ensure the vehicle is always legal and roadworthy - all daily checks are completed in line with the ‘Daily Vehicle Check Sheet’ and in line with the 'Guide to maintaining road worthiness'. To ensure any vehicle defects are reported.

  • Carry out multi-drop deliveries in a timely and safe manner.

  • Complete manual and pallet pump truck work with certain drop offs

  • Drive the vehicle safely and in accordance with the law.

  • Drive within tachograph law and driver hour limits.

  • Ensure the correct goods have been loaded and are secure before moving the vehicle.

  • Check goods off with Customers and obtain signature and print.

  • All vehicles are to be kept in a clean and presentable condition.

  • Report any accidents as soon as possible, follow compliance with the company’s accident reporting procedure.

  • Download your driver tachograph card

  • Work within the guidelines of working time regulations. (Road Transport Directive).

  • Be aware of the vehicle inspection rota for servicing and MOT and bring to the Transport manager attention if necessary.

  • To ensure that your DCPC periodic training hours are maintained and completed within the five-year period.

  • Clean out the inside of the cab leaving it ready for the next driver.

What we are looking for:

  • Two years Class 1 driving experience & Valid Class 1 license

  • Full valid Class 1 Driving Licence, Digi-Tacho card, DQC card holder and valid Driver CPC

  • Good driving skills and knowledge of current Road Transport Regulations

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Numerical and focused on accuracy

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to muck in on tail lift and Pump trucks so must be fit and healthy

What's in it for me?

  • We offer overtime after 39 hours paid at time and a half

  • A permanent opportunity with a direct employer; we will not employ you through an agency

  • Opportunity to develop a career within a highly automated environment

  • Weekly payments

  • Weekly shift allowance

  • 5.6 weeks annual holiday plus the opportunity to earn additional holidays each year up to an extra week after 5 years

  • Company Pension

  • Free onsite car park

  • Social environment with a team who like to support each other to achieve goals, with recognition schemes, site events such as barbecues and shared spaces to enjoy lunch and rest breaks together

  • Support your emotional well-being with access to a 24/7 employee assistance phone line offering confidential free counselling and advice

  • Preferential rates for loans and savings offered through exclusive access to a credit union

  • Refer new employees and get generous financial reward through our referral scheme

  • Protective equipment while at work to protect your safety

  • Hot beverage card

  • Trunking. No Tramping!

Job Reference: INDUK

Why Lineage?

We are a global company with more than 22,000 employees spanning 20 countries and more than 400 locations across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America.

At Lineage Logistics, we have a shared purpose; we are transforming the food supply chain to eliminate waste and help feed the world. This means working at Lineage is not just a job – it’s an opportunity to innovate and put your mark on how food moves from the farm to dinner tables around the world. As a member of our team, you will be a critical link in the food supply chain.

Our shared purpose drives everything we do in all parts of our organisation, from the warehouse floor to the office. Our team members are passionate about the impact they make every single day.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from persons regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. At Lineage we also recognise that Ex-Military, veterans, and military families have great experience with transferable skills and core values that can add significant value to our organisation.


As a Lineage team member, we aim to provide everything you and your family need to thrive. That’s why we offer competitive rates of pay, paid time off, skills training, and development opportunities to grow a long and fulfilling career with us – plus generous financial rewards when you successfully refer new employees. This is enhanced by recognition schemes (so that your hard work won’t go unnoticed), plus the chance to make your salary go even further with our cycle-to-work scheme and preferential rates for loans and savings courtesy of a leading credit union.

Your everyday wellbeing is also important to us, so we will provide you with all the protective equipment you need to be safe and comfortable at work, and you will have access to a free 24/7 employee assistance phone line, which offers confidential counselling and advice. With all of this offered against the backdrop of a fun and social environment in which you will be supported by a team who enjoy helping each other in achieving their goals, we are confident you will excel with us.