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Lorry or LGV Driver

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Lorry or Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) drivers collect, transport and deliver goods throughout the UK and abroad. LGVs carry a wide variety of goods including some that are dangerous, such as chemicals or nuclear waste.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay is usually between £8.00 and £9.50 an hour and with experience might rise to £16.00 an hour.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


Year Unemployed

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Getting In

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
Tel: 0300 200 1122
Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency

The DVSA replaced the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) in April 2014. Its aim is to promote road safety through improving driving standards, testing drivers, motorcyclists and driving instructors, maintaining the registers of Approved Driving Instructors and Large Goods Vehicle Instructors and supervising training for learner motorcyclists.

Freight Transport Association (FTA)
Tel: 03717 112222
Website: http://www.fta.co.uk

GOV.UK - Become a lorry or bus driver
Website: https://www.gov.uk/become-lorry-bus-driver

The UK Government guide on how to become qualified as a lorry, bus or coach driver.

Road Haulage Association (RHA)
Tel: 01506 414 073
Website: http://www.rha.uk.net
Twitter: @RHAnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoadHaulageAssociation?v=wallFacebook

Skills for Logistics
Tel: 01179 278807
E-mail: contact@skillsforlogistics.co.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforlogistics.co.uk/
Twitter: @skill_logistics

Skills for Logistics is a not-for-profit organisation which is committed to providing employers, training providers, individuals, policy makers and key organisations with consultancy, information and advice on skills development, training and sector intelligence.

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