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Heavy goods vehicles (HGV) drivers have the job of driving large loads of goods from A to B.

Other names for HGV drivers are:

  • Large goods vehicle (LGV) drivers
  • Lorry drivers
  • 7.5 tonne drivers

This type of job may involve:

  • Driving and delivering things to specific locations
  • Ensuring goods are safely secured in the vehicle
  • Loading and unloading goods
  • Keeping to a travel schedule
  • Completing paperwork

You may be driving long distances, and might have to travel overnight.

If you want to apply for a HGV driver job, you might need the following:

For more information about HGV drivers, read our guide to the best lorry driving companies to work for.

Where are the best HGV and LGV drivers jobs?

  1. 1 Warburtons
  2. 2 Waitrose & Partners
  3. 3 Aldi
  4. 4 Biffa
  5. 5= Royal Mail
  6. 5= Sainsbury’s
  7. 7= Travis Perkins
  8. 7= Booker Wholesale
  9. 7= DHL
  10. 7= Hanson

Handy to know about HGV and LGV drivers

How much do HGV and LGV drivers earn per hour?


From 488 HGV and LGV drivers

What contracts are people on?

Full time 91% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 477 HGV and LGV drivers

How often do people get paid?

51% of people report they get paid weekly
2% of people report they get paid every two weeks
11% of people report they get paid every four weeks
36% of people report they get paid monthly

Based on 567 HGV and LGV drivers

How are people paid?

by the hour
an annual salary

Based on 722 HGV and LGV drivers

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

48% report getting one week notice or less
2% report getting two weeks notice
1% report getting three weeks notice
28% report getting four weeks notice or more
22% report having a fixed rota

Based on 560 HGV and LGV drivers

Who’s hiring HGV and LGV drivers?

  1. 7 recent jobs

  2. 4 recent jobs

  3. 3 recent jobs

  4. 2 recent jobs

  5. 1 recent jobs

  6. DHL

    1 recent jobs

  7. SSE

    1 recent jobs

  8. NSL

    1 recent jobs

  9. 1 recent jobs