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    HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    Hi all, I recently passed my CAT C lorry licence, still gotta do my CPC course but hopefully within a month i will be working as a trucker.
    I'm just wanted to see what the range of earnings was for a driver at the moment. The driving school i went with quote earnings of up to #400 per week. However i'm more interested what what i would actually earn lol.

    Anyone got any thoughts on this?

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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    Pennys will be the answer. Found someone to take you on?

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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    lol excellent! I work as a waiter so will be on more than i am now.
    The company who are training me get me a interview as part of the deal. Also seen quiet a few on essexjobs site.
    What sort of hourly wage does it start on?
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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    depends on where you are and what your carrying , im driving an 18 tonne bin lorry , like the bins at the tip and getting £10 p/h

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    im doing multi drop delivery which is total ****e!!!!! 270-300 per week

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    i work for a haulage company and our drivers take home around 500 a week but they put the hours in for it, some of them are based in colchester but its a scarborough firm.

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    Now isnt the time to be doing anything new, unless its your own company with a guaranteed buyer for whatever your flogging (be it labour, product or anything)

    No company will pay anywhere near what the job is worth, and no customer will pay anywhere near what anything is worth either.
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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    my friend works for a flour company, driving tankers,
    4 on 4 off, mornings, and i know for certain he's on over 30k, with also the potential of doing overtime!

    also gf's works at a cement works, their tanker drivers are on 28k doing normal mon-fri day shifts.

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    im a class 2 and 7.5 tonne driver, i personally would not recomend drivng hgv's as a job, go and do something else that doesnt piss you off as much!!!!

    ive only done it for 3 years and i still cant find a propper half decent job, im stuck doing multi drop home delivery stuff, humphing wardrobes, washing machines etc in and out of houses and up and down flats etc. i know you need to start at the bottom....but i still cant get my way out of the bottom!!!!

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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    Well gotta beat waiting for less than 6 quid an hour.
    I've already taken the plunge and spent the money getting my licence so no backing out now.
    Have no probleming putting the hours in if it means i get the money, would prefer nights too. Driving the tarmac lorries on the motorway would be great i reckon.
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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    fuel tankers is were the money was last i seen guys in the yard i used to work in took 40k plus although they did do a fairly random hour pattern
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    Gotta do my C+E and dangerous goods course before i do that. Is a plan for the future though, that and working for Eddie Stobart
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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    I work on a 18 tonne lorry and have also do my c+e. But was working as a bricklayer and struggling for work, week here month there, pissed me off so in the recession I decided to do my lorry licence so, did the two at the same time over a year. I have had my licence for two years now and struggled to find a job driving, but finally I'm now driving. But keep looking and apply to all the agencies and even check out Gumtree for job postings (which is where I found my job incidentally) on an average week I earn anything between £350pw to £600pw. I hope someone will employ you, good luck and keep me up to date with this thread to see how you get on.

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    Cheers fella, its a struggle getting jobs in any profession atm, but that said there will always be a need for lorries on Britians.
    I'm hopefully with the fact i live within an hour of a fair few major ports that it will help me in becoming employed.
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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

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    Cheers fella, its a struggle getting jobs in any profession atm, but that said there will always be a need for lorries on Britians.
    I'm hopefully with the fact i live within an hour of a fair few major ports that it will help me in becoming employed.
    There might always be a need for lorries in britain, but there is also a massive over supply of polski and asian drivers willing to do it for half the money a brit will. Exactly the same as any industry at the moment
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    Thats true, most of my chefs are from Europe, however Brits still get the job. Infact one of my chefs is a brit and he's only been with us 3 months and is being promoted to area chef. Still possible to make it, plus discrimination laws mean company have to employ equalily and pay the same.
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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    If you can get a full time driving job on good money on zero experience (newly passed) without going agency you'll be doing really well.
    Sorry if that sounds negative, but there are a lot of overseas drivers trying to get the same jobs.
    Brief example.
    A company I know pays £18k to its drivers. (Its a job and finish type arrangement, so the sooner you get it all done, the sooner you go home. customer service can be a bit lacking,)
    You can go PAYE, or self employed.
    A lot of the overseas drivers go self, and their boss is happy with their phrase of 'I'll pay my own tax and NI', often accompanied with a smile and shrug of shoulders.
    Thats the type of thing that goes on.

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    Was going to do my HGV but wouldn't find a job driving.

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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    Well this is looking more and more like a bad job to get into lol.
    Ah well can't do owt about it now so i'll just have to crack on and go find some work.
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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    You didn't have the training on finance did you?

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    Nah mate, paid up on credit card to make sure i was covered this time.
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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    Quote Originally Posted by jo4nny8 View Post
    Now isnt the time to be doing anything new, unless its your own company with a guaranteed buyer for whatever your flogging (be it labour, product or anything)

    No company will pay anywhere near what the job is worth, and no customer will pay anywhere near what anything is worth either.
    even with my own company i aint any better off, i started with sod all and i think iv got most of it left lol lmao

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    Was going to do my HGV but wouldn't find a job driving.

    Well looking through that the company i went with sound like a middle man who took extra money for no reason. Great.
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    Re: HGV drivers, how much do you earn?

    Did guess that from here the minute you said you could earn £400 per week

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