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Best lorry driving jobs

Lorry drivers are integral to keeping the cogs of day-to-day life turning.

From getting products to shops, delivering medicines to hospitals and hauling equipment up and down the country. Businesses, healthcare and life in general depends on road transport.

Yet there is a shortage of lorry drivers in the UK.

So, if you’re looking for a new job and lorry driving appeals to you, it’s worth exploring this further.

We’ll help you figure out:

a) whether a lorry driving job is for you

b) which companies offer the best lorry driver jobs

This is what we'll be covering:

We’ve looked at what real lorry drivers on Breakroom have shared about their experiences of the job.

Here’s what they have to say.

Top 10 companies with 10+ lorry driver reviews

  1. 1

    Tarmac

    Breakroom Rating based on 11 job reviews

    7.7/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Time with little work

    Weighbridge operator, March 2020

    Worst thing

    Boring, lack of training

    Quarry operator, June 2020

    See what 11 people said
    about jobs at Tarmac

  2. 2=

    Fife Council

    Breakroom Rating based on 14 job reviews

    7.5/10
    What is this?
    • People recommend working with their team

      Excellent
    • Yes. People get proper sick pay

      Excellent

    Best thing

    set rota, breaks, atmosphere, benefits, salary

    Social care worker, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication

    Janitor, August 2020

    See what 14 people said
    about jobs at Fife Council

  3. 2=

    Warburtons

    Breakroom Rating based on 16 job reviews

    7.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Shift pattern

    Bakery operative, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Night shift

    Distribution, March 2020

    See what 16 people said
    about jobs at Warburtons

  4. 4

    Ocado

    Breakroom Rating based on 52 job reviews

    7.3/10
    What is this?
    • Most people find it easy to change shifts

      Good
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good

    Best thing

    Seeing the sights out and about

    Customer service team member, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Road stress, breaks not consistent, unfair treatment from time to time

    Cstm, September 2020

    See what 52 people said
    about jobs at Ocado

  5. 5

    John Lewis & Partners

    Breakroom Rating based on 90 job reviews

    7.2/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Freedom - here's your keys there's your way bill, cya tonight
    Most people go out their way to help others
    Respected company name

    Hgv driver, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Poor management and treatment of employees on a rota basis

    Store assistant, May 2020

    See what 90 people said
    about jobs at John Lewis & Partners

  6. 6

    Biffa

    Breakroom Rating based on 14 job reviews

    7.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Not great

    Best thing

    doing what i love

    Skip driver, November 2019

    Worst thing

    Pay and getting holidays

    Employee, June 2020

    See what 14 people said
    about jobs at Biffa

  7. 7=

    Aldi

    Breakroom Rating based on 628 job reviews

    6.9/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good
    • Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    Best thing

    past pace and varied

    Assistant manager, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Stress no family time panic if have any time off sick

    Deputy manager, September 2020

    See what 628 people said
    about jobs at Aldi

  8. 7=

    Travis Perkins

    Breakroom Rating based on 13 job reviews

    6.9/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Not great

    Best thing

    I am my own boss on the road

    Lorry driver, October 2019

    Worst thing

    Under pressure no help

    Driver toolhire, October 2019

    See what 13 people said
    about jobs at Travis Perkins

  9. 9

    A F Blakemore

    Breakroom Rating based on 13 job reviews

    6.8/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t feel stressed here

      Excellent
    • No. People don’t get proper sick pay

      Bad

    Best thing

    On my own and don't here from office

    Hgv driver, July 2020

    Worst thing

    12 hour shifts

    Machine setter, February 2020

    See what 13 people said
    about jobs at A F Blakemore

  10. 10

    Gist

    Breakroom Rating based on 14 job reviews

    6.7/10
    What is this?
    • No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

      Excellent
    • Most people don't get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Not great

    Best thing

    Probably going home after an 15 hour shift

    Driver, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Tight schedules and difficult to access stores

    Ugh driver, September 2020

    See what 14 people said
    about jobs at Gist

  11. 11

    Selco Builders Warehouse

    Breakroom Rating based on 6 job reviews

    6.4/10
    What is this?
    • Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    See what 6 people said
    about jobs at Selco Builders Warehouse

  12. 12

    Marshalls

    Breakroom Rating based on 7 job reviews

    5.9/10
    What is this?
    • People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Excellent
    • Most people don’t get proper breaks

      Not great

    See what 7 people said
    about jobs at Marshalls

  13. 13

    Home Bargains

    Breakroom Rating based on 87 job reviews

    5.6/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • Most people don't get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Not great

    Best thing

    The people i work with

    Store assistant, September 2020

    Worst thing

    Late shifts, weekend work, no team work

    Lead sales, August 2020

    See what 87 people said
    about jobs at Home Bargains

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