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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 around £19,000 and with experience might rise to £36,000.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
27235
1 %
RISE
2029
27511
  United Kingdom
2024
388415
3 %
RISE
2029
400110

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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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
E-mail: enquiry@fta.co.uk
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

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