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Truck Driving Jobs New Zealand

Max People have ongoing relationships with reputable clients within civil construction. We recruit and hire civil tipper truck, water truck and dump truck drivers.

Competent and qualified truck drivers are always in demand. By some estimates, the road freight industry needs 2500 more drivers, and the shortfall is expected to get worse. While it might seem like a good time to be a truck driver, the realities are more complex.

The working conditions can be taxing - long hours behind the wheel, tight deadlines, and challenging traffic at times. Depending on the driver’s experience and the type of load, the hourly pay rate can also be below average. The job is not without danger either - there are the obvious risks associated with driving and road conditions but also more subtle hazards to your physical and mental health due to the prolonged periods in the driving seat.

Truck Driving Jobs in the Construction Industry

However, there is some good news. Those HT driving skills are much sought after in the construction industry, and there are many other transferable skills such as handling heavy loads, mechanical knowledge, operating machinery, job scheduling and time management. Truck drivers tend to be practical, troubleshooting workers and these attributes are well-suited to the construction sector.

For truck drivers contemplating a career change into the building industry - contacting a specialist job recruitment agency like Max People is an obvious first step. Max People bring jobs and workers together for their clients in the construction sector. You may think ‘construction’ just means builders - but the breadth of work skills required is vast. The positions range from classic tradie jobs like painters, plasterers and chippies, to forklift drivers, Hiab truck loaders and operators for heavy machinery like diggers and excavators. 

About Us...

The construction sector covers everything from Civil (bridges, roads tunnels, etc.) to Commercial (Office building, retail shops) to Residential (new house builds & renovations). By servicing both short term contract work and full-time employment - Max People can smooth out the peaks and troughs that are a feature of the building business.

Max also provide direct employment in the building sector through Max Projects - their specialist carpentry service. Providing contract teams for specific projects - Max Projects offers construction firms a supplementary workforce when needed and provides a steady flow of work for their contract crew.

Health and safety is a key component in Max People’s approach to employment - it’s their number one priority, and they integrate H&S education into everything they do.

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