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HGV Driver Jobs
HGV driver jobs collect, transport and deliver millions of tonnes of goods a year throughout the UK and beyond. The HGV category ranges from 7.5 tonnes up to the European maximum of 44 tonnes. It includes rigid trucks, articulated lorries and trucks pulling trailers.
HGV driver jobs could be carrying cattle or other livestock from farms, taking building materials or engineering equipment to and from factories, delivering large loads of clothing or food to shops or supermarkets. Some HGV driver jobs may carry hazardous or dangerous loads such as fuel or chemicals and some HGV driver jobs will take goods abroad or importing materials.
HGV driver jobs can have any of the following main license categories that include Class 1, Class2 and 7.5tonne driving. Different types of driving include multi-drop, removal and trunking. HGV driver jobs are often required to do a set number of drops on a multi-drop delivery within a set timescale.
Strict laws control the amount of time spent at the wheel for and the rest breaks HGV drivers must take. HGV driver jobs hours must not exceed an average of 48 hours a week. Modern HGV driver jobs drive lorries that are usually comfortable and the larger ones have air-conditioning and even a small sleeping area in the cab. HGV driver jobs spend many hours alone.
Salaries vary for HGV driver jobs, but typically range from about £16,000 to £35,000.
HGV driver jobs need to enjoy driving and have excellent driving skills, be able to concentrate for long periods of time and to be able to complete record sheets and paperwork accurately.
There are currently around 410,000 HGV driver jobs in the UK. The industry is expanding and more HGV driver jobs are needed. Some HGV driver jobs are self-employed, owning and driving their own lorries. Other HGV driver jobs work for road haulage firms or manufacturers and distributors that operate their own vehicles.
Most HGV driver jobs are over 25, and it is possible to move into the job from other work, such as warehouse and distribution or other road haulage jobs. Companies may train their own HGV driver jobs, or potential new drivers could train and take an HGV licence privately at a driving school.
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