Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

LGV drivers collect, transport and deliver goods in rigid vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, articulated lorries and lorries pulling trailers.


New workers

New workers start around £23,995. Normal pay is £36,890 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £48,930.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 384,033 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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.

  • Warehousing

  • Manual Handling

  • Trunking

  • Palletizing

  • Forklift Truck

  • Vehicle Maintenance

  • Vehicle Inspection

  • Machinery

  • Flatbed Truck Operation

  • Pre-Trip And Post-Trip Vehicle Inspections

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.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Collections

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Professionalism

  • English Language

  • Lifting Ability

  • Management

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.