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Good News for Wanabee HGV Truck Drivers

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With the shortage of HGV drivers things have significantly improved for anyone wanting a licence

Firstly the pay, they can now earn between £30,000 and £50,000 with added bonuses and perks such as overnight stay allowances

The government are also investing £10m to create new skills bootcamps to train up to 3,000 people to become HGV drivers.

These will be free

Also you can now go straight from a car licence to a HGV licence when fully trained instead of intermediate HGV advances which used to cost extra

telmel
3 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

This is a load of nonsense my husband is a hgv driver and hours are horrible long and investing car drivers a license will cause crashes have you been behind a wheel yourself tried reversing one

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

I agree A, the hours are long , its not a job for everyone, but at least they are starting to recognise the drivers worth now mainly because of the crisis

I also agree that if they cut corners , like straight from car licence to HGV licence they could endanger people from lack of experience, never a good idea

I have driven large vehicles myself in industry years ago , and i know about the dangers of reversing and jack knifing , its like trying to reverse a large caravan , not easy

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

telmel it’s not just long a hours if stuck in traffic go over hours you have to sleep where you are. No showers food. The bonuses are a con there is conditions needed to follow don’t hit the truck arrive in time it’s a big responsibility. I will upload a letter now

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Ann1984 I know A, as i said its not a job for everyone, besides all you have said its the time drivers have to spend away from their families, to me thats one of the worst

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Aenurse1
Aenurse13 weeks ago

Scary haveing witnessed hgv crashes into cars and the devastation you need to be properly trained to drive one , it’s a skill worrying

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

They are cutting back on safety because they are so desperate to get drivers on the road A , i agree its not good

And bringing drivers from other countries is worse, in some places their training will be far inferior to the UKs and couple that with their insufficient knowledge of our roads and being on the other side they are asking for accidents to happen

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Aenurse1
Aenurse13 weeks ago

telmel agree

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

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This has been sent to all hgv license holders

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Thanks for posting the letter A, its a good indication how desperate they are

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Mango4
Mango43 weeks ago

Not so sure the pay is as good as they say large bakery chain near me offering considerably less than these headline rates , others in my area also offering less a local fuel tanker company is offering £11.20 per hour , so these headline rates may not be all they seem.

HGV Driver- job post

Postcode: NP11

£23,899 a year - Full-time, Permanent

Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off, 10 hrs per day (40 Hour week)

Shift time: 03:00 am – 13:00 pm (Approx)

Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent.

Fuel Tanker Driver- job post

Postcode: CF72

£11.20 an hour - Full-time, Permanent

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

Mango4 it’s all lies boris has screwed up and trying to make people think it’s all going to be ok. If companies are all going to be paying higher wages drivers are going to chase that job. Whice then leaves smaller companies without drivers. For the higher wages people will have to travel upto an hour across bridge from Wales for little more you only have to look on indeed and the most in England is around 13 per hour. We shouldn’t have left European

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Ann1984 Without turning it political A as its not allowed , i agree

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

I can see the rates are a lot lower than they say in the news M , so its the carrot they are using to entice more drivers , unfortunately they have taken a few bites out of it already

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer3 weeks ago

So the basic starting wage is 30k for how many hours?

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Probably 80 hours S

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer3 weeks ago

telmel Probably and probably wont get on to the 30k mark until a few years working.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

True

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

Here is an example of a pay slip o have removed details personal for 48hrs basic this is on a four day on four day off

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

So thats works out an approximate gross pay of £36,000 p/a A , nowhere near the £50,000 they are saying

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

telmel no and I got many more from various companies it’s all lies times that by 52 it’s £28236

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Thats why the foreign drivers wont come over to the UK, they probably earn more at home and dont need to find and pay for digs and travel

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer3 weeks ago

and for 5 years half the UK population were trying to get rid of them and the treatment they had last Christmas stuck in Kent

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

SilverSurfer they are the most hardest working people I know and am friends with a lot of Europeans. No cowboys like the brits will work long hours. They put most brits to shame

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer3 weeks ago

Ann1984 I agree foreign workers are hard workers but also exploited.

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