The demand for logistics and transportation has increased considerably in recent years, but never at the rate seen since Covid-19 came into our lives.

The pandemic taught us many things, including just how much we rely on key workers to get food and other vital goods into our homes.

Previously, we outlined three reasons as to why now is a great time to get into the logistics industry, have you ever considered the benefits of becoming a HGV Class 1 or HGV Class 2 driver?


Our expert recruitment team have outlined the five key benefits of doing just that:


Stability and security

Readily available products are permanently required across a huge number of industries and there will always be a need for people to transport those goods.

HGV Class 1 and Class 2 jobs are becoming increasingly popular as the country increases its demand for goods to be available 24/7, and few industries come with such a permanent need for shift work and overtime.



It is often the case that HGV drivers can decide on the type of hauls they wish to drive, whilst some companies will give you the option of local or long-distance runs.

As a HGV driver, you are often able to negotiate hours which best suit you, which can be especially important if you want to spend more time with family or friends!


Every day is a new adventure

HGV drivers can go on a different journey every day. You can enjoy a sense of freedom, coupled with the feeling of achievement when you deliver your goods.

This career path will allow you to see different parts of the country and enjoy the great outdoors.


Career progression

As you gain more experience, you can earn more qualifications and can even drive larger vehicles. With this comes the chance to grow your career, take on extra responsibilities and increase your salary.

Whether you are clocking up the miles in your own region, at the other end of the country or on a different continent, there are numerous opportunities to complete training courses and earn more money.


Meet different people

As well as the many benefits highlighted above, lots of people choose to move into this profession to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Getting out and about and meeting people across the country has too often been taken for granted, so the social interaction that comes with being a driver should not be underestimated.


How H&G can help drivers looking for Class 1 or 2 HGV jobs

We are currently recruiting for a range of driving jobs throughout the UK. We can help your search for ‘Class 1 jobs near me’. Click here to find out more about our current vacancies.

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