HGV driver at DHL

People in this role may also be known as HGV and LGV drivers.

71 workers in this role at DHL have taken the survey.

How much does DHL pay HGV drivers?

HGV driver at DHL
£10.60–14.87
Typical range
£9.50–15.38

HGV driver employees at DHL are typically paid £10.60–14.87 an hour, based on data from 71 employees.

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What is management like for HGV driver employees at DHL?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do HGV drivers think DHL head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    20% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 65 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do HGV drivers at DHL feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 58 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    My hours are short and my shift doesn't change. Not a request from me but forced on me my management

    Worst thing

    Mangers. Bullying. Victimisation. Ageism. Discrimination

    2.0

    Employee, June 2021

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What are the hours like for HGV driver employees at DHL?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do HGV drivers get of their shift pattern at DHL?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 40% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 20% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 40% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 50 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Not great
  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    Do HGV drivers work the same number they are contracted for at DHL?

    Only some people work the same number of hours they’re contracted for

    How we know this

    52% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

Good
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do HGV drivers at DHL get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    52% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 48 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for HGV drivers to book a holiday at DHL?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    77% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 64 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for HGV drivers to take sick leave at DHL?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    78% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 59 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do DHL managers change HGV drivers shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    13% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 47 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do HGV drivers at DHL get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    86% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 70 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do HGV drivers at DHL do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    12% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 49 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do HGV drivers at DHL worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    10% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 31 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Hours and pay

    Worst thing

    Some people are in the wrong positions and are still not sure how to do their job

    5.8

    Employee, May 2021

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What is career progression like for HGV drivers at DHL?

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  • No career progression

    Are HGV drivers given support to progress at DHL?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 31% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 59 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do HGV drivers get enough training when they start at DHL?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    82% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 67 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from HGV drivers at DHL

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  • Best thing

    You're your own boss once you're on the road

    Worst thing

    Office politics

    6.6

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Good runs over backcountry with few drops, at times finish time can be cut significantly

    Worst thing

    A lot days of 11-12 hours,

    8.2

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Local to were I live, set routes, nice new vehicle.

    Worst thing

    Bad planning, very large bulky items bad weather.

    4.6

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The freedom of being on the road

    Worst thing

    Management

    7.0

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The amount we paid compared to the amount of tasks we are asked to do in a day

    Worst thing

    Poor equipment

    6.7

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Realitivly stress free

    Worst thing

    Totally antisocial hours and semi jightvwork that lowers life expectancy

    4.9

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Easy work

    Worst thing

    Salary paid taking more than 1 break off per day

    5.2

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Money is decent with bonuses.

    Worst thing

    Bad equipment, broken trucks, management are bad.

    2.6

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    It’s Monday to Friday but and that’s about it.

    3.7

    LGV driver, April 2021

  • Best thing

    You’re own boss when on the road

    Worst thing

    Traffic

    10.0

    HGV driver, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Money ok.

    Worst thing

    Lots of hours.

    7.4

    HGV driver, March 2021

  • Best thing

    The other drivers and porters. Banter.

    Worst thing

    Supposed management who don't know how to do the job properly.
    Wages. Pay structure.

    6.2

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    company is a good company to work for. local managers mess it up

    Worst thing

    forced overtime, time taken to resovle issues

    6.4

    HGV driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Colleugues

    Worst thing

    No praise when you do something right

    1.9

    Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Stay cool and safe

    6.8

    HGV driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Finishing time...If you want to chase the money there's plenty going...They are good at shafting people for being so family friendly so they say.

    Worst thing

    Early starts...arsehole managers..

    6.0

    LGV driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Lone working

    Worst thing

    The winter weather

    7.4

    Fuel tanker driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    4 days off

    Worst thing

    Getting up 12.30 am

    8.0

    Tanker driver, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Working away from the office

    Worst thing

    Potentially long hours and do not know your start times for the whole week

    9.3

    HGV driver, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Easy, 6 weeks holiday, great company pension, company sick pay scheme

    Worst thing

    Long hours

    8.0

    HGV driver, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Job in knock. Working by myself

    Worst thing

    Other staff

    6.3

    HGV Driver, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Monday to friday. Hours

    Worst thing

    Uncertainty

    4.8

    Hgv driver, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Unsociable hours and poor rotors

    5.8

    Hgv driver, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay
    Hours
    Variety

    Worst thing

    Sometimes lack of communication

    8.1

    Hgv class 1 driver, October 2020

  • Best thing

    wages

    Worst thing

    bad planning at times and the impression that you want to work 15 hours a day when ten or less is enough

    7.6

    Hgv driver, September 2020

  • Best thing

    Good company, good people, good money and always treated with respect

    6.8

    Hgv driver, July 2020

  • Best thing

    Driving over Scotland

    Worst thing

    The office

    7.2

    Hgv driver, June 2020

  • Best thing

    Left alone

    Worst thing

    One of the FLM is a pain to work with just stands there thinking he owns the place

    8.4

    Hgv driver, May 2020

  • Best thing

    Nobody bothers once I leave the depot

    8.3

    7.5 driver, May 2020

  • Best thing

    The hours and the pay

    Worst thing

    Early starts

    7.9

    Hgv driver, April 2020

  • Best thing

    Being left to get on with it

    9.4

    HGV Driver, March 2020

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How DHL ranks

DHL ranks joint 22nd to work for in HGV or LGV driver employers

  1. 22= DHL
    6.4
  2. 22= FedEx
    6.4
  3. 22= Greggs
    6.4