HGV Driver

Posted 5 days ago by Petit Forestier UK Limited

ML1, Holytown, North Lanarkshire

HGV Driver

Competitive salary, depending on experience

Permanent/Full time

Monday to Friday, 45 hours per week

Glasgow / ML1 5TX

Petit Forestier, the European leader in refrigerated rental, are looking for a HGV Driver to hit the ground running in a exciting role based at our Glasgow Depot. The successful candidate will be a part of a tight knit and friendly team invested in providing a quality service to all of our customers.

If you are a qualified HGV Driver with excellent customer service skills, then we would love to hear from you!

HGV Driver Benefits

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Birthday Leave 
  • Increasing holiday entitlement for long service (capped at 30 days) 
  • Company pension 
  • Group life assurance scheme,
  • Access to (email address removed) Unum Apps multiple health & wellbeing services, savings and discount perks
  • Employee referral scheme of up to £500 (before tax)
  • Continuous technical training and development

HGV Driver role

  • Perform vehicle movements as requested by the Depot Management Team.
  • Ensure that vehicles are delivered to customers only where they are in a “ready to rent” state, and ensure that they have been cleaned to the Company’s standards before movement.
  • Ensure accurate and full completion of vehicle check in and check out sheet, including noting of any vehicle damage, ensuring that a representative of the customer or supplier signs the sheet to acknowledge the vehicle condition.
  • Contribute towards a safe fleet, by ensuring that any vehicle problems are fed back to the Depot Management Team and Workshops.
  • Ensure Health and Safety regulations are adhered to at all times.
  • Communicate accurately with the Depot Management Team about any anticipated delays or issues.
  • Ensure adherence to regulations on driver working hours and associated rest break requirements (rest breaks to be taken out of any contractual breaks allowed, not in addition to them).
  • Submit tachograph records (digital and manual) to the Depot Management Team at the required intervals for download and checking.
  • Adhere to the Petit Forestier Fundamentals at all times.
  • Report any accidents and near misses in line with Company procedures and any relevant legislation.
  • Provide driving licence for inspection every six months and whenever renewed.
  • Notify the Company immediately if any driving licence entitlements are amended, revoked or suspended.
  • Ensure that Driver CPC status is maintained and in place at all times.
  • Ensure that good housekeeping standards are maintained at all times.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as required.

What are we looking for?


*   Full Driving Licence including HGV Class 2

*   Full Driver CPC completed and appropriately certified.

*   Basic understanding of minor vehicle repairs (bulbs, fluids).

*   Effective verbal and written skills, coupled with strong decision making and problem solving skills.

*   Planning and time management and ability to meet deadlines.

*   Experience of fully completing vehicle check in and check out sheets.

*   Working knowledge of current driver regulations and licencing.


*   Experience in delivery and collection of vehicles.

To apply for the HGV Driver role, please submit your CV and a member of our recruitment team will contact you.

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