Benefits of a professional driving career

With 195,000 logistics organisations in the UK and 2.5 million people working in wider logistics roles, the industry plays an essential role in facilitating the UK’s prosperity, development and standard of living. HGV drivers are key to the success of the industry as they enable almost every part of people’s daily life – from stocking supermarkets and online warehouses to ensuring homes and businesses get power.

A career in haulage can often be overlooked due to the misconceptions surrounding the job. However, working in the logistics industry can change your life positively and offer many attractive benefits.

For individuals who enjoy being on the road – this is the perfect job. Plus, it comes with plenty of variation and the role offers a level of freedom that few other jobs can provide.

Seeking out a career as a HGV driver can be highly beneficial and provide:

  1. Freedom and flexibility
  2. Job security
  3. Career progression and development
  4. Salary
  5. Travel, variety and diversity

Plus, the fees for lessons, if you’re not already a fully qualified HGV driver are not as high as you may think, so it is an affordable career to enter. Read the full article from Driver Hire Training which discusses in more detail the above benefits.

Driver perspectives

Read what some of our drivers had to say about their careers in logistics.

Debbie, Class 2 Driver – Debbie is on the books at Driver Hire Dundee. She previously worked in the equine industry. However, when that job came to an end, she decided to add another string to her bow, by going down the HGV licence acquisition route.

As things have turned out it was a smart move. She loves the flexibility agency work offers and has managed to strike the perfect work/life balance.

Spencer, Class 1 Driver – Fascinated by trucks since he was a young lad – “from the very first time I heard the sound of air brakes,” – Spencer is on the books at Driver Hire Cambridge and the proud holder of a Category C+E licence.

His favourite part of the job is the ability to travel the country.

Richard, Class 2 Driver – Richard joined Driver Hire very early in to the Covid pandemic to deliver blood to local hospitals in Oxford as a C1 / 7.5 Tonne Driver.

Richard had always dreamt of becoming a professional HGV driver and travelling across Europe, and he decided this was the perfect time. He’s now well on his way to becoming a professional HGV driver.

Read driver case studies from Mark, Kirsten, and more…

If you’d like to talk to us about how we can help kickstart your HGV career, contact your local office or visit the Driver Hire Training website or call the licence acquisition team on 0808 178 9977.