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Re: lorry Drivers Karma
Thanks all, here area few problems as a consultant and instructor in my last few years in the industry, I wasasked by GOV.COM to teach drivers from Europe, I agreed under the understanding they could "Speak , Read, & Write in English, they did not agree saying they would send I translator, my answer was are you going to send one wqith every driver every day, I NEVER GOT THE JOB. Problems and bridge bashing , is because most our Bgridges are in Feet & Inches and small print metric, hence lots of bridge being bashed/ Parking is also a problem, no lorry parks or safe (saying safe places ) to park the industrial estates want your goods but, ban you fro mparking on the very same estate. just look around Washington so many European trucks in ever spare layby and farm track. Services Wsahington charge arm and a leg to park, but notthe european drivers ignore the charges and dont pay , saying dont understand. truck theft fuel and goods are very high on the crime list. but worst is respect if thier is any accidents and hold ups its a truck, yes there are bad apples in every job, but the lorry drivers are scorned upon at every chance. sadly I said this 10 years ago te problem in the Agency's spoiled it greedy agencies pay low wage but charging customers big money the companies wanted it liek that because they could say no work today, or pay sick-pay or holidays, pensions, so they made thier own shortage through greed, loads of problems sleeping in a cab night after night literally been a night watchman for the companies truck and goods so you are i nthe truck 24 hours watchin the truck,no toilets just the side of the road no washing, not parking, yes great, guy on a factory lathe makes a mistake no problem it goes in the bin, driver makes a mistake a little more dangerous it could be a very bad one or three mistake fined and lost his job and driver licence, se thejob is totally different that factory go home after 8 houes some times 15 hous day after day then bed in back of cab, by for now.
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