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Why you should become an HGV driver in 2021

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Claire Smith

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There is currently a national HGV driver shortage. This means that haulage companies across the nation are desperate for HGV drivers to help make their deliveries – Read about it here

HGV driving offers an exciting and varied lifestyle

You could find yourself driving anything from an 18t rigid lorry to a 44t articulated lorry with a trailer. The type of goods you deliver can be anything from groceries to building materials, medical supplies and household items. The list is almost endless – Read about some of our clients

The pay is very competitive and regularly under review in line with demand

Our HGV drivers on average earn anywhere between £600 - £1000 in a full working week

Contrary to popular belief, lorry driving is a very sociable, self-guided and diverse profession 

As a driver, you will travel all over the United Kingdom (in some cases the Continent) meeting people from all walks of life and building your social network


  1. Find yourself a driving school – There are driving schools all over the country offering a variety of packages to suit new drivers
  2. Fund your training – On average, from a standard category B licence (car), you can expect to pay anywhere up to £2000 to obtain your category C licence
  3. Complete your HGV medical, find out how on the
  4. Book and complete your hazard perception and theory test 
  5. Book your practical training – You should allow a full week to complete your HGV training (including your CPC modules)
  6. Book and pass your test
  7. Start your new career as a HGV driver

Break into your new field

Hugo Dawson, Stevenage Branch Manager, June 2021


Wednesday 16th June 2021

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