Class 1 Container Driver

Class 1 Container Driver

Mark Thompson Transport are recruiting Class 1 Container Drivers to join their team based at their site in Manchester.

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Manchester (M17)

Mark Thompson Transport are currently recruiting for HGV Class 1 Container drivers to join their team at Trafford Park.

You will be responsible for delivering goods to customers at various locations throughout the country whilst adhering to all legal and safety requirements.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Hold an LGV C+E licence with an up to date CPC qualification
  • Good working knowledge of EU drivers hours and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills and a professional attitude
  • Minimum 2 years class 1 driving experience in the UK
  • No more than 6 points and no live major endorsements (DR10)

Job Duties:

  • To complete container delivering/collecting on the docks
  • Ensuring daily vehicle checks are completed and any defects reported
  • Responsible for keeping the transport department updated of any issues
  • Have a can do attitude
  • Be customer focused to ensure the best service is delivered

Rates of Pay/Shift Patterns:

  • Mon - Fri - £32,500 p.a basic – additional Saturday or Sunday will be paid at £180 per shift
  • Nights out expense will be paid at £26 per night out (Guaranteed £104 p.w tax free)


  • Drivers will be allocated a Scania/Mercedes vehicle
  • Holiday pay – 28 days for drivers on a 5 day shift pattern – including bank holidays
  • Full uniform and PPE provided free of charge


We are an equal opportunities employer whom encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds. We are recruiting now for this role. To apply please forward your CV with any relevant experience listed, to [email protected] or apply online here.

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