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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
    7.6
  2. 2 Waitrose & Partners
    7.3
  3. 3 Aldi
    7.0
  4. 4 Biffa
    6.9
  5. 5= Royal Mail
    6.7
  6. 5= Sainsbury’s
    6.7
  7. 7= Travis Perkins
    6.6
  8. 7= Booker Wholesale
    6.6
  9. 7= DHL
    6.6
  10. 7= Hanson
    6.6

Handy to know about HGV and LGV drivers

How much do HGV and LGV drivers earn per hour?

Β£10.24–15.23

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?

68%
by the hour
32%
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

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  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