ADS TRANSPORT
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Would make a great politician

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Since working for ADS Transport I've seen a few changes within the business. Better changes newer vehicles less breakdowns this includes trailers. TRUTH. As I work for this company for a while I have seen the changes within the business for the driver and after talking to other drivers that work for this company I am not alone in the way you're dealt with. If you give 110% you might get paid for 85% of it there is always a reason for not being paid fully it is stated to be a family run business but this is done by one person and the family he wants you to be is to be his son's or daughter's and work for nothing if you could get away with it. If you've got plenty of money saved and you don't need a real wage this is a company to work for there is a few sob stories going around and as the heading says he would make a good politician telling you what he thinks you want to hear and blagging this for as long as he can.

Pros

Its a paid job of sorts

Cons

Wages change at a drop of a hat, No time off if needed for family appointments or hospital/doctors, High turn over of drivers
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Excellent company

Excellent company I was there when it first started up and saw all the changes within the company, excellent company and fabulous boss. Well recommened
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Long hours with little reward.

ADS are a small company run by one man and his very young son. The trucks are old, dirty and smell. The boss will promise you the world and always have an excuse not to give you what ever he promised. The wages are no where near 40k. Long days for very little reward. The boss shouts at you for nothing. Trucks always have faults that he expects you to carry on running with. He wont change tyres till there down to the legal minimum. Very hard to get expenses back off him. Was a nightmare from start to finish working at ADS.

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None

Cons

Long hours with little reward
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Poor company

The owner of this company doesn't have a clue how to talk to people. Was messed around from day one with this job. Put all the hours in and bent over backwards with little or no reward . No balance between work and family life. Wages poor for hours you work and that's if you get payed on time. Owner doesn't have the time of day for his drivers.

Pros

None

Cons

Extremely long hours . Not valued as hard working employee.
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total waste of time

to many hrs stops money when you finish total knob works out £7.00 per hr we’re he gets £40 grand from i don’t known this boss is on another planet. stay away

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none

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none
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Hard working

Boss pushed you to the limit on hours and shouted if things diferent to planned. FOR expenses no money back. The lorries are rented. If you wish to finish working you dont see money anymore.

Pros

No

Cons

No fridge in truck and very dirty
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Best container company

Here it’s long hours as all transport companies, Had issues with last customer of ADS Tranpsort. Since being moved a lot happier, Mention of a Wage increase Less hours More home life

Pros

New customer

Cons

No fridge in truck, no uni form
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Frivolous company

I worked with this company and always paid me late. They haven.t paid parkings or bridges charged. I never received the last week.s payment. Avoid this company

Pros

No

Cons

No
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Hard working and rewarding

This is a lifestyle not just a job I see more of the UK than most people do in there lifetime yes it's hard work away from home but financially worth it good family run business it's not suitable for some People its like marmite this kind of work you either love it or hate it.

Pros

Good wage weekly pay

Cons

Away from home monday to friday or saturday
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Not the job advertised

Continually pushed to the limit on hours, always maxed out which equates to a wage lower than the national minimum. Shouted at if things go different to planned. Add up hours worked and wages earned equates to below minimum wage. Money deducted if it is deemed you have not put in a full day. Wage slips never show expenses so never know if you have received money back

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours and shouted at down the phone
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Official response from ADS TRANSPORT

19 July 2018
All the work is given to our drivers by our customers- If a driver has an issue they can reach the owner and he will speak to the customers,As for stopping of wage this is only done if the driver Walks off the Job {which all drivers sign a form at the begining on there start date}.All wage slips are out sourced again the driver can approach the management with any issues, Wage slips are sent out on a Wednesday for the driver to check and bring any querries to the office staffs attention.as for minimum wage all our drivers take home over £40,000 I the owner monitors this so I can not understand the minimum wage statement.

Official response from ADS TRANSPORT

2 August 2018
Again,This should have been brought to my attention if this was happening??We do not give the work to our drivers our customer does {we have reduced the number of vehicles on this contract due other issues} if a customer does 'have a go' at our drivers the driver is aware to contact myself direct.I have spoke to my drivers with regards to these issues and not really had bad reviews from them so I can only presume that the feed back is from a driver I have relieved from his duty.

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Long hours, money not paid and lots of lies.

Worked for this company for about 6weeks till I realized how bad it was and left, didn’t get paid by the way, which is a regular thing, so to sum up , if you like early starts,15 hour days, missing money from your wages and lots of lies, this is the job for you!.

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None

Cons

All of it
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Official response from ADS TRANSPORT

5 August 2018
We Are led to Believe this is the same driver that put a poor comment on from Felixstowe as no body as left from Stoke??This driver has put he was not paid?? Why all our drivers are on Weekly pay {after one week in hand??} My thoughts on this is why would anybody work after week 3 if they had not been paid for week one?containers is long hours but not every day my drivers average 60-65 hours a week I monitor this every week.We have long term drivers on here,
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Hard work but worth it!!

I have worked For ADS for 6 months since for opened a southern depot, Money’s good Very nice truck to driver Approachable boss Customers give us our work, any probs ADS owner can be contacted 24/7

Pros

Enjoyable job

Cons

Can be 03:00 start
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1 star

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fun workplace

Arrive 0700 check drivers locations for 90 minutes review work loads costings customer service hardest part of job containers most enjoyable part of job - family life allowed

Pros

family run business

Cons

struggled with container transportation
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Excellent company

Andrew is my boss and has been for 4 years He is very approachable and attentive to your needs, He has a great knowledge of the industry. His only down side he has had a lot of drivers mess him about they see kindness as a weakness but be sure he does not take fools gladly. ADS transport is in the mix of expanding which offers oppertunities for the right candidate. It's a small family run business but the drivers must work hard but the rewards are great.

Pros

Great prospects

Cons

Must be more than just a driver
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