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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 Best Food Logistics
    8.2
  2. 2 Hoyer
    7.6
  3. 3 Air Products
    7.5
  4. 4= Waitrose & Partners
    7.2
  5. 4= Martin Brower
    7.2
  6. 4= Ocado
    7.2
  7. 7= Aldi
    7.1
  8. 7= Bidfood
    7.1
  9. 7= Warburtons
    7.1
  10. 10 Allied Bakeries
    7.0

Handy to know about HGV and LGV drivers

How much do HGV and LGV drivers earn per hour?

Β£9.50–15.38

From 1,820 HGV and LGV drivers

What contracts are people on?

Full time 90% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 1,182 HGV and LGV drivers

How are people paid?

67%
by the hour
33%
an annual salary

Based on 1,822 HGV and LGV drivers

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

47% report getting one week notice or less
2% report getting two weeks notice
1% report getting three weeks notice
16% report getting four weeks notice or more
34% report having a fixed rota

Based on 1,387 HGV and LGV drivers

Who’s hiring HGV and LGV drivers?

  1. 559 recent jobs

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  5. DPD

    94 recent jobs

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