Truck Drivers for Hire

If you own a business that involves the moving of items from one place to another, you may need to find some truck drivers for hire.  For example, if you have a distribution warehouse or a product that is sent out in bulk, using the Royal Mail may not be the best solution.  However, distributing things yourself may not be an ideal option either.  You may not have a truck driver’s licence for starters, but you also probably don’t have the time to leave your business unattended and drive all over the country – or world for that matter – to drop your items off.

What Is A Truck Driver?

There are two main types of truck drivers:
  • Those who own their own rig and come as part of a package deal.
  • Those who only have a licence and require you to provide them with a truck.
Both types have their own distinct advantages and disadvantages of course.  If you own a truck, it will generally be much cheaper to hire a driver on his own.  However, if you don’t own a truck and don’t have the finances to buy one, a truck and driver may be the better option.  Of course, this option also means you don’t have any responsibilities for the maintenance of the truck.  However, it is generally a more expensive option.

Where Can You Find Truck Drivers for Hire?

One of the best places to find truck drivers for hire is through employment agencies.  Almost every agency will hold a database of candidates that have a truck driving licence and are looking for work as a truck driver.  There are also quite a few recruitment and employment agencies that work specifically with the truck driving industry. 

Estimated Costs of Truck Drivers for Hire

The cost of truck drivers for hire will vary depending on a number of things.  Firstly, as stated earlier, the price will vary depending on whether you are looking for a driver with or without a truck.  Secondly, the length of the journey you will be sending them on will make the price vary.  In addition, if you require your drivers to work in Europe or even further afield this may further increase the price.  Generally, drivers charge an hourly rate with time and a half for unsociable hours and double time for Sundays and bank holidays.

How to Find Truck Drivers for Hire

Finding truck drivers for hire isn’t too difficult as there are many truck drivers looking for work.  Besides visiting some employment agencies, you could also look in the classifieds section of your local newspaper.  Alternatively, you could advertise that you are looking for a truck driver and watch the applications come in.

Clearly, there are many reasons as to why you may require truck drivers for hire.  Luckily, there are many truckers all around the United Kingdom who are urgently looking for work.  Some of these have their own truck – or rig – others don’t.  Finding the best one really depends on your own needs and requirements.

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