Clarke Transport
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Class 2 Driver

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Good company to work for. Salary Is best your gonna get for class 2 pallet multi drop in the area. Good bunch of lads to work with and have a laugh with, everyone helps eachother out. Good fleet of Merc trucks, reasonably maintained. Maybe some of the older trucks that have been abused could do with replacement but majority of them are decent spec. General manager is at top of his game, very understanding & patient, go to him with problems he’ll sort it. Electric pump trucks. Good days and bad days. Warehouse can do you head in some days, really have to watch how your loaded as the fate of your day may depend on it. Vosa compliant particularly the ADR aspect. Transport office are okay. There’s a lot worse out there. Only thing I would change is to maybe pay overtime rate after 8 hours. Typical shift 9-12 hours plus break. Overall, good company to work for, would recommend.
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you are treated as a number not a person

you are treated as a number not a person long hours and more demands to do more hour regardless of your safety no life balance

Cons

long hours and more demands to do more hour regardless of you safety no life balance
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It’s a reasonable job

The pay is ok , workload is heavy, don’t think the routing is very good . The management team is mixed some are just rude and others will help you and even make you laugh and lift morale, the manager is fair but a little out of touch , hours can be long but sometimes you can have a short day , you don’t really no what’s going on , and if a Headoffice person arrives they just stand looking at you and don’t talk to minions,overall it’s not to bad.
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A job for life if you have the patience

About 7 years ago I left Clarke transport and it’s the biggest mistake I made. The company are great to work for and the depot I was at had great management team. The job was straight forwArd and the goals were clear and precise. If I could say anything negative is that the progression path is there, but, it’s a slow process as the jobs are joked about as being deadman shoes you will need to fill! If a job comes up then take it would be my advice
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Can be a long day sometimes

Only thing wrong is hours of work a day 10 hours is too long you get an hours break if you work days which is too long some good people there and some right too faced idiots there

Pros

Free drinks

Cons

Long hours
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It’s alright

Relaxed workplace, wages are okay. Typical pallet deliver company. Not a terrible place to work. It’s 48 hour weeks but this compensates the pay you receive.
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Secure employment

OK place to work. Morning loading poor management. Secure employment. Drivers idle in the morning, while truck been loaded and have to breathe this in- management doesn't care..

Pros

Three payrises within a year. £750 bonus every 3 months.

Cons

Sometimes too much work.
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Tough work but good support thro the day but at times long day

Long days at times some support thr the days but the day staff don't communicate with night staff long wait to leave the yard at times that holds your day up same as when your back in the yard long wait at times

Pros

Tidy wages but flat rate on over time

Cons

Long hours and lack of communication at times
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Cracking job.

Good management. Good set of lads and lasses. Some graft but everyone gets stuck in mostly. Good rates of pay for the area, and treat like a human not number one sheet of paper.

Pros

Good wages

Cons

Some graft so not for everyone. Don’t expect just a straight driving only job. If you get stuck in, you’ll enjoy it.
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good calm place to work

helpfull staff amd managers just ask them and they will be more than happy to help and show you correct ways to do things and will explain in detail about the dutys

Pros

flexaable have lunch around you not them

Cons

long hours but as a driver the management cant help traffic out pf there controll
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Not bad place to work.

Good company to work for. Own lorry share with night driver. Modern fleet. Salary low. Usually 11 h a day. Multi-drop. Loading yourself. Overtime available Saturday.

Pros

Free coffee
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Not a nice place to work.

Difficult job to recommend I'm afraid. Overall there is a culture of treating staff very poorly. Expect to be spoken to badly and treated not much better. Glasgow management team are not very organised as seem out of their depth. Staff turnover quite high due to this. I would avoid at all costs.

Pros

Paid weekly.

Cons

Long hours, unappreciated, treated as spoken to Iike rubbish.
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Best place I've worked at

I started out as an agency van driver and after 3 month was gave a full time contractI had no ADR and have just completed the FREE ADR training they giveIt can be stupid busy sometimes but it is what it isHave a good laugh with everyone that works hereManagers are good to work for

Pros

Free training, free hot drinks

Cons

Can be stressful
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Stressful with forced daily overtime and no time for family life

If your ok with not seeing your family or having a life then the jobs for you. over time every day. They make you feel like your asking for too much just to finish on time

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours and stress
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Busy depot, good team

Depot is very busy, loading is can be hard in a morning some days but the team helped most of the time and worked together, helped you load and made sure you were fully strapped before you left. Supervisors were helpful and got you sorted and you can ask them questions and they usually sort it for you. Runs can be tough some days 15 drops + on the rigids but they are ok and planned well.

Pros

Free coffee, good crack with the lads

Cons

Morning can be a pian sometimes
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Family feel honest business Barton Depot

I have worked at the Barton depot for 4 years and seen many changes and challenges but the one constant is the family feel of the business , you are not just a number . Yes you work for your money but so you should , the work I not overly difficult and the hours are good , management at the depot are extremely good and understanding and there is not the normal pressure put on the drivers the equipment is good , the team are friendly and it's an honest days pay for an honest day's work

Pros

Free coffee, friendly team, decent work, decent pay

Cons

Phones very busy so sometimes hard to get through
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Over worked

Over worked , long hours , I used to work here started at 7 30 sometime not getting home till 8 - 8 30 alot of time going over driver hours , office staff don't give a monkeys , really stressful

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Cowboys

Wanting you to run unsecured Hazardous loads. Telling me there isn't time to strap them. Shocking company. Avoid them. If your face doesn't fit they'll muscle you out. A shame as the gaffer from Midlands seemed a decent lad.

Pros

Errrm?

Cons

Dangerous work practices.
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Have worked for a lot worse in 32 years of driving.

Quite a good place to work. Not had any issues so far. 2 pay rises but sadly not enough holidays and 1 hour break deducted every day. Some small adjustments would make a huge difference at very little cost to the company.

Pros

Free coffee, relaxed atmosphere.

Cons

Poor holidays, unpaid breaks.
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It’s Not too bad to work for.

Not a bad place to work at “Bridgend depot”, some very nice people, but sadly there’s two poisonous FLT drivers that lets them down badly, 10/10 for Management nipping them in the bud.

Pros

Some nice people

Cons

More you do the more is expected of you.
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Good place to work

So far it's been a good place to work.Usually very busy and fast-paced, but that's better than too quiet and having nothing to do.Collaborative and supportive team with great managers.

Pros

Flexibility, culture, collaboration, good managers

Cons

Clocking-in, 20 holiday days, 8 hour days
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Overall rating

Based on 67 reviews

Ratings by category

3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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