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Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) drivers (formerly HGV drivers), collect, transport and deliver goods in rigid vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, articulated lorries and lorries pulling trailers.

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About this Career

£29,706

Average salary

New workers start around £19,941.43. Normal pay is £29,706 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £39,078.62.

167

Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Undertakes minor repairs and notifies supervisor of any mechanical faults.
  • Maintains records of journey times, mileage and hours worked.
  • Drives vehicle to destination in accordance with schedule.
  • Assists with loading/unloading and ensures that load is evenly distributed and safely secured.
  • Agrees delivery schedule and route with transport management.
  • Drives vehicle from depot to loading/unloading point.
  • Checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of the vehicle.

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Learning Strategies
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Mathematics
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Active Learning
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Monitoring
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Science
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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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