22 Nov 2013 New jobs to give Pallet-Track Expansion ‘lift’
FLT drivers in great demand at recession-busting Wolverhampton business.
National pallet distribution company Pallet-Track is advertising for new fork lift truck (FLT) drivers to meet the demands of the expanding network which has just celebrated moving its 10 millionth pallet in less than 10 years – with no losses.
The company based from its giant 267,000 sq ft distribution centre in Millfield Road, Wolverhampton has placed adverts into the local media for FLT drivers to meet the needs of an ‘expanding company’ in line with its ambitious plans to double its size in five years, after recording year on year growth throughout the recession.
Pallet-Track FLT drivers are trained to provide efficient and highly-choreographed consignment movement throughout the night at the hub as the networks shareholder member company trucks are loaded for overnight transport throughout the UK.
It has recently run a Pallet-Track FLT Driver Challenge in Wolverhampton where operators competed for a place in the Linde national FLT competition. The purpose of event is to encourage drivers and operators to realise their full potential and achieve higher standards of safety and efficiency.
The event measured drivers on trailer loading, moving and stacking a large ball and manoeuvring around an obstacle course, the winners on the day were Alex Johnston, Dave Warkup and Paul Baker who all secured cash prizes.
It was a great day out for all the family with bouncy castles, milk the cow, the pit stop challenge and a penalty shoot-out, which also included a hog roast lunch and BBQ for all, Pallet-Track has raised more than £1000 from the event which is to be donated to the children’s ward at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton for parent chair beds.
“It was a great day our drivers are among the best and safest in the industry – they are like the Red Arrows of FLT driving – and we make it our business to maintain the highest of standards,” said Pallet-Track founder and managing director Nigel Parkes.
“The job is demanding and we constantly need to get more people through the door for interviews. Those successful candidates will need experience but will be fully trained in our procedures and processes to make sure we continue to grow and deliver excellence in a very demanding environment,” he added.
“We have had a lot of interest in the jobs and the business because we are a good local employer with a strong reputation to uphold as well as a national company with over 70 shareholder members around the UK.
For more information about jobs, contact Pallet-Track on 0870 385 0055