ALStrays Drivers Wanted

With the new van ordered (Vauxhall Movano Euro 5 L3H2 – fully loaded) and due to be collected on the 2nd November we need more drivers.

The initial plan is to take advantage of the increased capacity to consolidate the three monthly transports into two, with more capacity and even better prices!

Transport One: the original Germany Cat Transport will still retain the focus but now we will combine the transport of cats to Germany with dogs to France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Brussels a TEN to the UK.

Transport Two: will focus on FIFTEEN dogs to the UK along with dogs to France, ideally collected at Calais.

As such we need a group of drivers. Ideally I want a regular driving partner for each of the two transports, NOT for both, and a group of third drivers for the second transport.

We also intend to use the smaller van to help move more rescue animals around Spain and put on even cheaper transports to the UK for those centres that have 10 dogs/cats to transport.

The facts are: you must be over 30 with a clean driving license, each trip lasts 5 days with two nights in the UK. You will be responsible for your own food and accommodation, but if you want to stay on for longer and hitch a ride back on a later transport that is fine.

We do have a budget to pay but I will be honest. The cheaper you are the more attractive your will be! Not been tight, but the less we spend on humans we more we can spend on the cats and dogs. So, please submit a realistic fee expectation if you are interested.

For the third driver priority will be given to individuals that are willing to make a contribution in return for a free lift to the UK and back. Rescue Centres may want to send a third driver and receive discounted rate on their dogs on the transport, and if all else fails we will pay either a driver rate or a passenger rate as all we actually need is a warm body to help get the 15 dogs through Passport Control.

We have three transports in November: 1st to UK, 10th to Germany and 17th to UK that would be ideal opportunities for anybody interested in becoming a driver to do a trial run, and yes you will be paid!

If interested let me know.

15 thoughts on “ALStrays Drivers Wanted

  1. Chris

    November 17th date has been grabbed and interest expressed in one of the regular monthly transports next year.

  2. Linda Soler

    Hi Chris, my husband is a coach driver for Martinez in Benidorm and has just been made redundant. He is available as a driver if you need him for any of the trips. He is used to travelling UK and Europe.
    Thanks Linda Soler (admin on CBDH with Becky Sweetman)

  3. mary groom

    My husband is very interested in the driving, or as drivers mate..anything! Full UK license, used to drive for Renault (car dealership)
    Many thanks
    Mary Groom

  4. mary groom

    Sorry, forgot to add that my husband would be available at short notice any time. We live in Moratalla, N.W. Murcia.
    MG

  5. Chris

    Sounds good. Does he want to do the 10 Nov Germany one so we can get to know each other? Email me. chris DOT marshsll AT mac DOT com

  6. Chris

    We now have the two primary drivers sorted for the two monthly transports and a list of available drivers with 6 people on that we will use!

    The 1st November and 17th November transports now have drivers. The 10th November is currently available.

  7. Gordon Anderson

    I am really interested in applying for a regular drivers position or at least one trip on a trail basis. I am a HGV driver used to do Portugal – Spain – UK , clean license .
    I also do a lot of volunteer work at a dog refuge here in my hometown of Baza. I would love to find out more on the procedure of transporting dogs to the UK as it is something my wife and I hope to arrange for our dogs here sometime next year . I will also be honest with you a bit of extra money would also be helpful

  8. Andy Simpson

    Chris, my wife,Mandy from GDS has suggested i contact you re:drivers. i am currently an agency driver based in UK near M3 services nr.Fleet. I can,at short notice be available if you are stuck UK-Spain. I am occasionally available for single trips to UK. Hope to be of help to you

  9. Andy Simpson

    Sorry Chris, i forgot to mention i have a C+E licence with no points

  10. Chris

    That is great thanks, let me have a contact number. Email via Contact page if you prefer not to post here

  11. Trev

    Hi Chris.
    I am trying to get back to the UK in the next week or two, and being on the breadline, unfortunately, need to look at whatever is the cheapest way to do this. I don’t wish to do anyone out of a job, but I would be willing to be a driver for you to the UK so long as it doesn’t cost me anything, for free. I am an experienced driver up to 7.5 ton in UK & Europe, having worked in transport for TV & film before now & have a clean driving licence. Please let me know if this is an option asap.
    Best regards,
    Trev

  12. Trev

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Hi Chris.
    I am trying to get back to the UK in the next week or two, and being on the breadline, unfortunately, need to look at whatever is the cheapest way to do this. I don’t wish to do anyone out of a job, but I would be willing to be a driver for you to the UK so long as it doesn’t cost me anything, for free. I am an experienced driver up to 7.5 ton in UK & Europe, having worked in transport for TV & film before now & have a clean driving licence. Please let me know if this is an option asap.
    Best regards,
    Trev
    Sorry, forgot to mention, I’m in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca.

  13. Chris

    Hi. We sorted with two drivers for the 8 December. Next transport is 12 January if that any use? Cheers Chris

  14. Trev

    Thanks for getting back so quickly, Chris.
    Unfortunately I need to get back in the next couple of weeks, but the earliest I can leave is realistically 10th December, so I couldn’t have done the 8th journey anyway. But thanks, it was worth a try for both our sakes. Maybe another time.
    Best regards,
    Trev

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