Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) drivers (formerly HGV drivers), collect, transport and deliver goods in rigid vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, articulated lorries and lorries pulling trailers.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 20,596
£ 30,681
£ 40,362

Available jobs

In the past year there were 381,935 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Undertakes minor repairs and notifies supervisor of any mechanical faults.

  • Maintains records of journey times, mileage and hours worked.

  • Drives vehicle to destination in accordance with schedule.

  • Assists with loading/unloading and ensures that load is evenly distributed and safely secured.

  • Agrees delivery schedule and route with transport management.

  • Drives vehicle from depot to loading/unloading point.

  • Checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of the vehicle.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Trunking

  • Warehousing

  • Palletizing

  • Manual Handling

  • Truck Driving

  • Forklift Truck

  • Marketing

  • Commercial Driving

  • Information Privacy

  • Supply Chain

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communications

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Collections

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Professionalism

  • Lifting Ability

  • English Language

  • Strong Work Ethic

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.