HGV Class 1 Driver Jobs

What is a HGV Class 1 Driver

A HGV Class 1 driver is a job in which you drive heavy goods vehicles, trucks or lorries likely delivering a wide range of different items and goods to and from locations across the UK. For example, you could be delivering foods from its place of manufacture to a shop or supermarket. There are several different tiers and licenses for HGV drivers that you can read about here. Have questions about working in this industry? Read on, where we’ll cover the most frequently asked questions about being a class 1 driver.

HGV Class 1 Drivers


Requirements for being a HGV Class 1 Driver

Class 1 drivers are able to drive heavy goods vehicles, trucks and lorries with a weight of no more than 4500kg. In order to qualify for a class 1 driver job, you will require a class 1 license which includes a theory, case study, driving ability and practical test. After this, you are able to become a HGV class 1 driver and start looking for class 1 driver jobs and, why not search here? We offer a wide range of class 1 jobs in multiple locations.



 Average Salary for a HGV Class 1 Driver

The salary a class 1 driver can expect varies depending on many factors such as experience, the distance and hours you are expected to drive and more. In general, we see hourly wage rates between £9.50 and all the way to £20. The average wage for a HGV class 1 driver is around £13 per hour. If you’re looking for a class 1 job in this range, we have many vacancies which require different levels of experience and pay a varying wage to accommodate all levels of drivers. You can see our listings here.

Benefits of Being a Class 1 Driver

There are many benefits to working in this role, here are just a few;

  • Flexibility - as single jobs can take many hours or days of driving to complete, you will often be given plenty of flexibility to move your work between any other commitments.
  • Independence - driving a lorry gives you plenty of independence. When you’re driving, you’ll be on your own or with a colleague, not stuck in an office with managers watching your every move.
  • Sightseeing - if you enjoy travelling, meeting new people and experiencing different locations, a job in HGV class 1 driving could be perfect for you.
  • Work Locally - yes, we did just say travelling distances is a benefit but if you like staying locally, there are a lot of HGV class 1 jobs that can accommodate for that too.
  • Job Security - there’s currently a shortage of truck drivers in the UK, so a job in the industry is very safe and stable as good drivers are very valuable. So, there’s no need to worry about job security!


What’s Next?

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