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#1 21-05-12 23:35:00

Gracie Jits
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Uniloads? Sounds To Good To Be True

Has anyone ever heard of them as this sounds to good to be true?

Hgv Drivers

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Have you recently passed your HGV test and are finding it difficult to gain driving experience? Are you looking for full or part time work? Uniload could have to answer for you. Uniload Ltd is a specialist vehicle delivery company looking to recruit trade plate drivers with HGV licences position involves independent travel between jobs, inspecting vehicles for damage and delivering the vehicles throughout the UK. The role will involve staying away from home for an average of 3 nights per week, for which a tax free allowance will be paid. You will need to be of smart appearance and a good communicator. Experience is not essential as full training and support will be provided. Applications online only telephone calls or emails will not be accepted under any circumstances. Applications online only. Telephone calls and emails will not be taken under any circumstances.
How to apply
You can apply for this job by visiting www.uniloads.co.uk and following the instructions on the webpage.

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#2 22-05-12 06:13:33

martin Williams
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Re: Uniloads? Sounds To Good To Be True

Why does it sound too good to be true it's just a job advert?

They are based in Warrington they pay around £7-50 an hour so thats probably why they are short of staff.

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#3 22-05-12 07:09:53

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Re: Uniloads? Sounds To Good To Be True

You have to find your own way to the vehicle and back... ie hitch hike.


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#4 22-05-12 08:05:59

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Re: Uniloads? Sounds To Good To Be True

DO NOT TOUCH WITH A 50 FOOT BARGE POLE !!

If you really want to find out from personal experiences then go to www.trucknetuk.com and search UNILOADS


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#5 22-05-12 11:16:45

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Re: Uniloads? Sounds To Good To Be True

I used to work for a company providing HGV municipal vehicles all over the UK and they used Uniload drivers for some stuff. We'd get a "follower" in a car to give us a lift home, but the Uniload guys had to beg, steal or borrow lifts to their next job. If the idea of living like a Hobo appeals, this would be the ideal job..


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#6 22-05-12 11:18:44

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Re: Uniloads? Sounds To Good To Be True

Just remembered getting to work one morning to find five Uniload drivers had "over-night'ed" in a bin lorry.. Ew..  hmm


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#7 22-05-12 21:59:38

Gracie Jits
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Re: Uniloads? Sounds To Good To Be True

(ROG) wrote:

DO NOT TOUCH WITH A 50 FOOT BARGE POLE !!

If you really want to find out from personal experiences then go to www.trucknetuk.com and search UNILOADS

trucknetuk was the first place I went too and had a look around, but did not see anything.  But I forgot about the search function Doh.

Did a Google search of them and it seems they treat people like Crap, and pay less than the min wage.  You only get paid the hours they say it should take you to go from A to B,  so you only get paid say 3 hours for a job that takes say 13 hours.  You are dumped in the middle of nowhere and are expected to hitch hike to your other jobs, and drivers have had to sleep on park benches or in train stations.

You only get paid for the driving you do and the hours they say it should take.  If the drive was 5 hours but they say it should take 2 then you only get paid 2, and if you did say 10 hours travelling via hitch hiking or public transport, tough you don't get paid for that.

They also have goons to threaten you, if you dare to try and report them etc.

Slave Labour and a job for watchdog I would say.

I have read everything on this thread, and all the links as well:

http://www.trucknetuk.com/phpBB/viewtop … 42&start=0

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#8 23-05-12 16:55:10

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Re: Uniloads? Sounds To Good To Be True

Sounds to good to be true  roll Will you be applying?

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#9 23-05-12 21:51:15

Gracie Jits
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Re: Uniloads? Sounds To Good To Be True

thecat wrote:

Sounds to good to be true  roll Will you be applying?

No way.  I may as well pull down my trousers and pants, bend over a table and say have at me. yikes

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