A MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOUR THINKING ABOUT WORKING FOR NIGHT TRUNKER..........
Firstly, can I offer my sincere sympathy to British Driver - TRUST ME you are not alone feeling disgusted with this company as like yourself there are many others who are promised to earn a good wage between £400 to £600 and at the least £359.46 (as provided on a sample invoice report sheet which will be given to all interview attendees). Also you are informed that you will not get paid for the first three weeks and will only get paid on the fourth week but REMEMBER you are only paid for 1 week as they hold three weeks in hand due to petrol statements taking 3 weeks to generate!!.
You will attend a first interview at Blucher Street in Birmingham along with many other interview attendees and basically Night Trunker simply take copies of all your driving licenses and request for you to be available for a trial run with another driver for 24 hours (which not to mention is a UNPAID trial- but you wont mind this as you are promised a great job). You are requested to bring along for this trial Safety Boots, Hi Vis Jacket, sleeping bag (to sleep in the van with the driver), food and water. The driver will pick you up from near the Burger trailer in Coventry City Link Depo. After attending this trial you are then called to a 2nd interview whereby you are requested to pay for a CRB check £25 and a 5 year work history references and other I.D such as bank statements...basically thereafter you will be given a time to collect your van. ALL IN ALL A VERY EASY PROCESS TO GET EMPLOYMENT WITH NIGHT TRUNKER.
You will collect the van along with other new employees from Link Central in Tamworth.
Now after you have collected the van (and on a high that you have a great job-think again!!) you are NOW TOTALLY responsible for the petrol (remember this is deducted from your wages) and will now also be paying £265 a WEEK (this amount is also deducted from your wages). You are also responsible for the general maintenance of the van such as bulbs, oil, water, tyres etc.
Thereafter you are texted job picks on your mobile from Outbound Control Centre. These are varied jobs and you may be picking up from varied depos such as Coventry City Link, Cannock WS11 8LD, Tamworth B78, etc...
PLEASE REMEMBER THERE IS HAND BALL INVOLVED - LOADING UP AND LOADING DOWN!!!
You will be delivering to Scotland (Aberdeen, Glenrothes, Edinburgh, Glasgow etc) approximately 3 times a week for which you are paid one payment inclusive of driving up (to scotland) and driving down (Coventry). The other 2 days you will get local delivery jobs such as Crewe, Cannock, Tamworth, etc. Weekend jobs will only be local english jobs such as Waitrose down south. Bearing in mind that you are only paid 42.5PencePerMile for local english jobs!!
Fuel for all jobs allocated will be paid on a fuel card which ultimately is deducted from your payment for each job. You will have to fill tank going up to scotland and also fill up again to return - With Mercedes Sprinter vans!!
NOW REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU GET JOBS ALLOCATED OR NOT YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VAN RENTAL OF £265. A LOT OF THE TIMES YOU WILL BE SITTING IN THE VAN WAITING FOR THEM TO CALL YOU IN FOR JOBS AND ON OCCASIONS YOU WILL BE SENT HOME AFTER WAITING 3/5 HOURS.
Many a times you will be allocated a pick up (Inbound) job in Aberdeen, Glenrothes, Edingburgh, Glasgow...this will have to be in the evening therefore you will have to sleep in the van till the following evening and then return with load. You are only paid an additional £20 for this stop over in scotland.
A JOB WHERE YOU WILL NOT SEE YOUR FAMILY/FRIENDS FOR DAYS AS YOU WILL BE SLEEPING IN THE VAN SOMEWHERE IN SCOTLAND!! AND ALL THIS FOR VERY LITTLE MONEY!!! APPROX £200 A WEEK
ALL IN ALL NIGHT TRUNKER IS A VERY POORLY RUN COMPANY (ILL MANNERED, INTIMIDATING, HARASSING) WITH NO REGARD FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY OR DUE CARE FOR ITS DRIVER EMPLOYEES - YOU ARE AT TIMES REQUESTED TO BREAK THE LAW BY DRIVING OVER THE SPEED LIMITS AS YOU MAY BE RUNNING LATE - RECENTLY 2 DRIVERS WERE INJURED IN THEIR VANS DUE TO NEGLIGENCE OF THE COMPANY. WHEN QUESTIONED ABOUT ANY ASPECT OF THE JOB THE COMPANY STAFF ARE VERY RUDE AND RELUCTANT TO DEAL WITH ANY ISSUES YOU MAY HAVE.
COMPANY REGULARLY EMPLOY NEW STAFF AS CURRENT AND NEW STAFF ARE ALWAYS LEAVING DUE TO NON PAYMENT OF WAGES, WORKING PATTERNS, NOT EARNING ENOUGH MONEY AND IN SOME CASES YOU ARE LEFT WITH OWING THE COMPANY MONEY DUE TO THEIR BULLY TACTICS.
OVERALL A COMPANY WHICH STANDS TO BENEFIT FROM YOUR 3 WEEK SERVICE AND THEN DISREGARD YOUR EXISTENCE BECAUSE YOU QUESTIONED YOUR PAYMENTS!! IM SURE THERE WILL BE MANY NEW COMING AND MANY LEAVING AT THE SAME TIME!! ITS JUST A SHAME THAT COMPANIES LIKE THIS GET AWAY WITH USING HUMAN BEINGS AS PAWNS IN THEM MAKING MORE & MORE MONEY AT DRIVERS EXPENSE!! SOMETHING TRULY NEEDS TO BE DONE!!