Is An LGV Driving Career Right For Me?

Posted on 3rd September 2013 By Charlotte McGhie

If you’re tired of working the 9-5 and spending your days staring at screens it might be time to consider a new career. Working as an LGV driver gives you the freedom to travel the country, make your own schedule that works around you and opens you up to a bright and growing industry that is always looking for dedicated new drivers keen to build up careers, so if you’re looking to take on an exciting new challenge LGV driving might be perfect next step.

The Role

As an LGV driver it is your responsibility to transport and deliver goods from A to B in a vehicle over 7.5 tonnes, you’ll pick up your goods from depots and distribution centres and take them wherever they need to go whether in the UK or overseas.

You will be responsible for planning your schedules and routes that work around you, you can choose days, nights, weekdays or weekends so you have full flexibility. Until you deliver your goods they are your responsibility so a vital part of your role will be supervising and helping to load your LGV and making sure the contents are safe and secure.

Flexible Hours

You can expect normal 42 hour a week working hours as an LGV driver though many companies do give the option of overtime. There are strict laws concerning the amount of time you are allowed to drive without rest breaks and these differ throughout Europe so it is essential to keep on top of local regulations.

Competitive Salary

The main benefit of being a part of an in demand industry is being able to work towards your ideal salary, you may start on around £17,000 per year but you can soon find yourself going up to £25,000 and rising.

For an exciting career with a wealth of opportunity becoming an LGV driver is a fantastic choice. If you want to learn more about undergoing your training get in touch with Surrey And Hampshire LGV Training today on 01276 537 400 or online and speak to an expert member of our team.

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