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11 reasons to be a lorry driver


Once you complete your driver training with HGV Express, you can enjoy all the advantages of being a qualified truck driver...

1. Loads of work

There’s a huge shortage of HGV drivers across the UK, and driver retirement over the next few years will only increase demand for new recruits. Basically, once you’re a HGV driver, you'll never be unemployed.

2. Flexibility

The demand for drivers is high all over the UK. So if you want to move home, you’ll have no trouble picking up new work. Also, most haulage companies offer flexible working hours too, so you can base your work around your other commitments.

3. Long-term security

Freight will always need to be transported – and the driver shortage is no short-term blip. Good qualified drivers, therefore, will always be highly valued by their employers.

4. Variety

There are a huge range of opportunities for HGV drivers, including long distance ‘tramping’ across Europe, ‘day tripping’ within the UK, local & regional driving and city-based haulage.

5. Great pay

As a professional lorry driver you could earn up to £30,000 a year. Also, many companies offer bonuses for a good safety record and length of service as well as for things like carrying certain loads or travelling extra-long distances.

6. Independence

If you like your freedom, HGV driving puts you in the driving seat – literally. When you’re in your cab, you’re the boss. There’s no one looking over your shoulder, no office politics and you can listen to your own music at full blast if you want to.

7. Travel

While many people earn money to go travelling, HGV drivers travel while they earn money. Although you are working rather than on holiday, seeing the changing scenery and experiencing the different cultures still beats being in an office! 

8. Time to think

The time you spend travelling across the country and beyond can also be used to put your brain to work. Whether reflecting on personal issues or picking up useful skills and insights from CDs, podcasts or the radio – you’ll be amazed what you can accomplish while you’re driving.

9. Job satisfaction

Without HGV deliveries, the country would grind to a halt. So at the end of the day, HGV drivers feel a sense of pride knowing they’ve made a real difference to people’s lives.

10. You get to drive a big truck

Nothing beats being able to do a job most kids dream of when pushing their toy trucks along the floor. There’s something about climbing into your cab and turning the ignition that never ceases to put a smile on your face.

11. Anyone can do it!

You don’t need loads of qualifications to become a lorry driver. You just need to be over 18 and hold a UK driving licence. HGV Express have training centres throughout the country, so it couldn’t be easier to get your new career on the road.

Frank Black
HGV Express Blog Writer


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