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Re: HGV Drivers
Posted by Ken Wood on September 28, 2021, 8:58:40, in reply to "HGV Drivers
The problem it is today , industry did away with warehousing relying on JIT (Just In Time) saving staff and cost for building, whilst I was sub-contracted picking up and delivering to Nissan from Germany, Spain, and most of Europe, I had constant questions when will I be deliverin, and French port strikes , bad weather, breakdownsm a constant threat every mile. The drivers shortage could be fixed allowing retired drivers to return after a medical, but and it is a BIG but thier pension would have to be continued or sorted out. The other answer couldbe double trailors on motoways only to motoway hubs to disconnect, for local deliveries. Strange we did not have this problem weeks ago or even in the pandemic last year, just once again the media controling the country. I could go back to work next week and lose my pension , no thanks all the hassle sleeping in the cab again no place to park safely, no toilets, no transport cafes, all closed now, and the British attitude when arriving at the delivery point, I will make this driver suffer and wait ,after 52 years at it, I do think I have a rough idea, the army great as they are, will be out thier depth with the new tankers, vacuumm return systems, bottom fills, auto shut offs. some tanks are very complicated as I did use to teach it.The foriegn input will only cause problems with our signs and heights on low bridges and chemical rules, The police today spend half their time waiting for a translator to speak to the drivers. All it requires is that little thing called organisation sadly missing in todays World of so-called Logistics and respect, some warehouses staff wil let you stand for hours because you were a few minutes late, i have sat at Birtley Co-op for six hours before, all because the fork lift driver had a bad day, six hours lost and that is typical, just look at the Facebook Trucking groups read the drivers comments. sorry end of rant again way to lie in a dark room/
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