Large goods vehicle driver
- Undertakes minor repairs and notifies supervisor of any mechanical faults.
- Maintains records of journey times, mileage and hours worked.
- Drives vehicle to destination in accordance with schedule.
- Assists with loading/unloading and ensures that load is evenly distributed and safely secured.
- Agrees delivery schedule and route with transport management.
- Drives vehicle from depot to loading/unloading point.
- Checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of the vehicle.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 28% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for large goods vehicle driver is £21,528
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 14,096. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for large goods vehicle driver roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £21,528 per year. That is about £1,794 per month or £11.04 per hour. New workers generally start on £19,941, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,079
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 14,096 people are employed in the region.