“Your challenge is to be an excellent driver, not just a good one”
Out on the road, you proudly display the Dennis Dixon Ltd brand colours, which make you visible, recognisable and emblematic of our company. This is why we generally say that our drivers are key brand ambassadors in the eyes of our customers and the general public. For all these reasons, you also have to set an example. Dennis Dixon Ltd drivers are not happy just to be good drivers – they strive to be excellent drivers. In full compliance with road safety regulations, you guarantee the quality of services provided by our company and its reputation. The satisfaction of our customers depends on your everyday commitment and excellent standards of your service.
Trained in defensive driving techniques, you will drive a new and clean vehicle, which includes the latest technological innovations and is maintained by a network of professionals. You are conscious of the environmental impact of your work and aim to keep your truck’s pollutant emissions to a minimum.
What you can offer:
You are committed and proud to belong to a leading North East tanker company and to drive new and well-maintained vehicles. As part of your everyday work, you contribute to our company’s performance and customer satisfaction.
Are you exemplary, motivated, independent and aware of environmental safety? If so, you have all that it takes to work as a Dennis Dixon Ltd driver.
Driving vacancies at Dennis Dixon Ltd
Dennis Dixon Ltd are always happy to receive applications from candidates interested in LGV1 bulk liquid chemical Tanker Driver positions.
It is normal that new starters would work on a shift pattern, typically either;
6+2: 6 shifts of work followed by 2 shifts of rest.
6+3: 6 shifts of work followed by 3 shifts of rest.
5+3: 5 shifts of work followed by 3 shifts of rest (overtime possibilities exist).
5+2: 5 shifts of work followed by 2 shifts of rest (sat/sun, or other days to suit).
4+4: 4 shifts of work followed by 4 shifts of rest (overtime possibilities exist).
As new drivers start, shift drivers have the option to move to Mon-Fri working (with optional weekend overtime) when the opportunity arises.
Work will include nights away from home, usually 1-3 per shift rotation (though nighting-out on each night of the pattern,or not at all, may occur depending upon work profile at the time).
A minimum of 2 years LGV1 experience is expected (unless the applicant can demonstrate alternative, relevant experience) together with a current ADR licence (not including classes 1 & 7). Full job-based training will be given to new starters and annual refresher training is undertaken for all drivers.
Basic salary is in excess of £39,000 for 6+2 shift drivers, plus tax free allowances with real earnings 10-30% above this level depending on work covered.
Bonuses are paid to all drivers where targets are met for incident-free and absence-free performance, plus for sympathetic vehicle management combined with a fuel efficient driving style (as supported by vehicle telemetry – training will be given as part of the induction process). Also payment of approx. £440 meal money (tax-free) + nights-out paid tax-free + some additional taxable allowance as we pay an increased rate. We also operate a defined benefit company pension scheme for all employees fully compliant with government legislation.