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How Much Do Truck Drivers Make?

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Driving trucks for a living may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there aren’t many careers that let you explore the beauty of Britain and beyond while carrying out an essential job that we all rely upon.

Whether you are transporting food and drink to stores and supermarkets around the UK in a curtainsider lorry or delivering construction and scaffolding equipment in a scaffold truck, truck drivers help keep this country moving.

The UK is experiencing a significant shortfall of qualified truck drivers and the situation isn’t likely to improve any time soon. But just how much do truck drivers make?

According to the latest research, the average salary for a qualified lorry driver is £28,000, but this can range between £23,000 and £32,500, depending on age, experience, location and what type of vehicle you’ll be responsible for.

Due to the alarming shortfall of trained truck drivers there will always be work available for new recruits. And you can always increase your earning potential by improving your level of training and knowledge. The power of how much you can earn is entirely in your own hands. Increase your level of knowledge and training and you will become immediately more attractive to prospective employers. With extensive training you can add thousands of pounds to your annual salary by becoming qualified to drive heavier loads and more dangerous types of loads.

You can begin your career by first obtaining a Cat C licence. This will enable you to drive a truck up to 32 tonnes in weight. The next licence to strive for is the Class 1 licence, which is also commonly known as Cat C+E, allowing drivers to get behind the wheel of vehicles up to 32 tonnes in weight. Extra earning power will be yours if you can transport hazardous and flammable goods.

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