Ideally positioned on the River Tees in the North East of England, Port of Middlesbrough provides full freight logistics across a number of sectors. The 40 hectare site boasts deep-water berths, four market specific rail terminals including a container terminal and climate-controlled metals hub, all supported by its road transport fleet. Whether you’re looking for import, export, local hub distribution or on-port accommodation, The Port of Middlesbrough can provide the connectivity and added efficiencies you’re after in your logistics operations.Menu
Port of Middlesbrough provides specialist freight logistics across a number of sectors including, energy and renewables, construction, agriculture, automotive and waste. As the only port in the region with high and heavy lift access, the 40 Hectare facility also boasts deep-water berths, four market specific rail terminals, all supported by its road transport fleet. The Port of Middlesbrough is your ideal partner for the long term.Menu
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LIFE ON THE ROAD as AN HGV driver
Working as an HGV driver for AV Dawson provides you with a good salary, training and development opportunities, independence and the support of a family business that’s been around for over 80 years. Have a look through the videos below to hear directly from one of our drivers on what it’s like to work for AV Dawson in its team of HGV drivers.
Our commercial & marketing director, Charlie Nettle joins one of our drivers, Mark Edmonds, to find out what it’s like to be a driver for AV Dawson. Mark willingly took Charlie with him as his apprentice for the day as the two chatted about Mark’s role.
(Charlie was not permitted to drive)
Find out about Mark outside of work
Charlie chatted to Mark while they were on the road, about his hobbies and interests, Mark is a big “BORO” fan, and “dad’s taxi” to his teenage children.
What’s a typical day for you?
Mark and Charlie, talk through what a typical day is like as a driver for AV Dawson: early mornings, breaks, the end of the day, routines and occasional nights out sleeping in his truck.
Why do you like being a driver and working for AV Dawson?
Mark has worked with AV Dawson for almost 6 years. He talks with Charlie and says how happy he is, and what a great company AV Dawson is to work for – “like a family”.
How often do you work away from home?
Charlie eyes up Mark’s comfy bed (after an unusually early start, for Charlie) and other home comforts like a fridge and microwave for when sleeping out. Mark’s truck is like a “home from home.”
What do you like about the job and why did you want to be a driver?
Mark talks about the variation in his job, his dad who was also an HGV driver, and getting bored of his previous job working in a crisp factory.
Would you prefer to work for yourself?
Mark is happy working for AV Dawson, away from the pressures of being an owner driver, he is also ADR qualified to transport dangerous loads – this can be a good boost to a weekly wage.
What truck do you drive and what are the safety features?
Mark talks about his truck and the safety features in the vehicle.