Stop paying operator's bonus for more work they get out they are pushing drivers up and beyond the law
Reduce the working day to at least 12 hours
I've been told by drivers, and owner drivers there just work you to the bone
But there say not bad to work for just long hours
Either a wage increase or a reduction in hours.
Expecting drivers to do 55 hours a week is a disgrace. Planning 13 plus hours a day is a disgrace. Work life balance I can’t believe companies like Maritime get away with this rubbish.
Have some office staff that are ex-drivers, plan travel times that include potential road delays (eg A14) not just the time that it can actually take to get from A-B. Advise drivers what they'll be doing next shift & allow drivers to alter start times so they can plan breaks etc, they know how long a journey may take . Office staff to actually listen to driver feedback , pass a message on not just pass the buck to someone else because "they're going home soon" !!!
As I wrote to the owner several times:
Good communication and understanding from office staff what problems drivers have to solve for them on daily basis .
Juniors in office with poor attitude and UK geographical and legal knowledge are just keeping good willing new drivers away.
Brains you cannot buy but use free of charge .
Yep change all the managers and planners
Had worse jobs. Play the ball. Give n take.
Don’t run your business on mushroom managers. Keep you in the dark and fed on S**T. Secret squirrel all the time yet how you supposed to orchestrate your breaks etc without knowing what you day entails. Very bad management lack of disciplined individuals hire professionals not bonus chasers!!
This area of the haulage industry is so competitive that drivers suffer the consequences. Until the whole industry changes or drivers unite to improve our conditions they will continue to suffer. The driver shortage will worsen until terms and conditions improve. Not employing bullies in management roles would be another step forward.
Try and advise driver's start time and expected finish time on a daily basis so they can at least inform there partners what can be happening not run it like a need to no. And sod the driver