Colin Brazier: We need to pay our HGV drivers more

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Sean Riley
Sean Riley
22 days ago

Closing 3 lanes of a 4 lane motorway while nobody is working. This will happen again in 2 Hours time on the M1 j28 to j29. I'll face another delay tonight

north derbyshire mister
north derbyshire mister
22 days ago

I paid 5 grand for my hgv licenses.day work is 16 hours inc 9-10 hours driving .430 .quid a week …..I left for 8 1/2hrs aday 300quid a week warehouse no stress whats so ever. Theres more than enough lorry drivers that aint driving in this country its not just about money.

Good Gent
Good Gent
22 days ago

Brexit is death 😳 by a thousand cuts ✂️.

Crunch Garrett
Crunch Garrett
22 days ago

Just heard boris has folded to the haulage industry "leaders", they got their cheap drivers back.
And bang goes any incentive for anyone to get back into the job, just a continuation of the last 20yrs of suppressed wages, treated like dirt with the threat of a easy cheap replacement over them if they don't like it.
Average age of UK drivers is 55-ish.
Well be back here in 10yrs, only worse, much worse.

P JL
P JL
22 days ago

I think it was a big mistake to make our supply and distribution system almost entirely based on road haulage and just in time delivery.

Pi99ie
Pi99ie
22 days ago

My dad used to be a HGV driver. Good working class career. Then suddenly the Europeans started working, wages plummeted coupled with silly regulations about when he should be taking his breaks. He's working in a prison now and many of his colleagues have quit. Open borders have always drove down wages that's why they allow it!

Daniel Rayner
Daniel Rayner
22 days ago

I agree Colin we should weather this storm and give these roles to our population, British jobs for British workers

Thomas Kidd
Thomas Kidd
22 days ago

Allow British bus drivers to do class2 hgv

William Rutter
William Rutter
22 days ago

£12 pound try £7 I when paid out £5000, that was 2012.

Derek Miles
Derek Miles
22 days ago

The shortage of HGV Drivers has been around for years long before brexit it is a lonely job you spend long hours on your own and away from your family and friends it’s stressful with traffic and deadlines to meet then you have the driving hour and tacho laws it’s not a I would do again

Professorvapes
Professorvapes
22 days ago

I remember years ago paying good money for lesson and then at the golden hour on test day they gave me a good vehicle that had more gears and was alien to me I was livid but was told to bare with it. I seemed ok but it was added pressure a bit live driving an automatic then switching to gears with little experience it cost me thousand infact at the end I had no money left and failed of 2 stupid things I got wrong and they company I used took no responsibility it was all just a con. and they was doing this trick with everyone hoping they could carry on charging for more lessons. I had no choice but to quit trying. be froe all this I was driver 7.5 tones but now I think I am to old to start again. I hope they start treating these drivers with more respect but to be honest this is all down to cost cutting and now it is bitting them back I just hope we do not resort to getting cheap labour from abroad.

Shanjan Usman
Shanjan Usman
22 days ago

The hostility I have towards Remain is second to none. As someone who lives in a remain city I am fed up now with paying rent for a tiny cramped flat and as for Leeds City Centre the jobs are crap and bile which is why I spend more time in the shires usually on The Northwestern Outskirts of Leeds towards Ilkley and Skipton as well as riding on the outskirts of Bradford near Bingley. Life is much better there and to swap Harehills for Haworth is a battle not a dream.

The RoadRunner
The RoadRunner
22 days ago

I’m fuming. Car almost out of petrol and couldn’t fill it up tonight because stupid morons panic buy and leave petrol stations dry for those who need it. Now I’m going to have to spend tomorrow finding a bloody station on my day off, cheers idiots.

Pig Stick
Pig Stick
22 days ago

There’s a lot of firms still paying under £12. Eddie Stobart drivers were only getting £9.20 a few months ago, they have since put it up £1.30 as they were leaking drivers very fast.

Jennifer Jenkins
Jennifer Jenkins
22 days ago

Factor in the 5am starts. Crazy motorists playing games to upset HGV Drivers. Stupid cyclist- no signals, undertaking at traffic lights and stupid places and the constant threat of having fuel stolen if you are sleeping in the cab. Stagnant low wages due to drivers from EU who often live in multiple tenancy accommodation which is cheap.

Checker
Checker
22 days ago

30 years ago a tipper driver in London was on a £100 a day, 15 years ago BP Tanker drivers were on 60k a year. And they wonder why no one will drive for them, pissing and shifting in laybys at night because of no parking and toilet facilities. The EU have got there drivers back, and will keep most of them with better wages and streets ahead facilities.

Stephen Hill
Stephen Hill
22 days ago

Wages are now rising at a record pace 🙌 probably still not fast enough though.

Marvin Marvin
Marvin Marvin
22 days ago

No we need it to be a better job

George England
George England
22 days ago

Don't blame Brexit, thanks to lockdown,s more supermarket van drivers were needed.
What better if you are a long distance Lorry driver, never seeing much of home, to swap and become a van driver .

bob hupandown
bob hupandown
22 days ago

as an HGV driver i must say that the regulations and cost cutting measures of companies ,extortionate prices in services..£30-£40 to park overnight in a piss stinking noisy service station..would not recommend the job to anyone plus the affect on health…you only have to watch an old driver walk..it's a young mans game but the young have more sense now

William Rutter
William Rutter
22 days ago

I'm a fully Qualified lorry driver, but i drive class c1 Lorrie's 7.5 tonne, I could drive articulated lorries but with my work I will only get an extra £1 hour, it's not worth it, the stress of driving a large vehicles in confined places is immense, traffic incidents can easily be coursed, by one IL judged turn, this risk and stress is something that has little reward, I would drive an articulated lorry again, but I would want £10 an hour more than what I do now.

Дмитрий Миховский
Дмитрий Миховский
22 days ago

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Robbie
Robbie
22 days ago

They have always paid drivers so poorly over the years thats why many left.

Darren Holliday
Darren Holliday
22 days ago

Did my hgv went looking but £8.60 an hr driving a class 2 wasn't for me now work for royal mail just out on deliveries love it. I can understand why there's a shortage

Richard W
Richard W
22 days ago

I self-financed and passed my HGV class 2 a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, employers showed no interest in hiring me as I had no previous experience, and some stated insurance as the reason why. Another option was agency work, but it appears that this would have been very sporadic at first and I am in need of a guaranteed income. Perhaps the Government needs to incentivise not using agencies and make hiring inexperienced drivers easier. More people would be willing to undergo training if they knew there was the guarantee of work after passing.

William Rutter
William Rutter
22 days ago

I often thought being a lorry driver my self, that the whole endeavour was pointless, so little to be gained from it, It often made me think the contents I carry must be utterly worthless and was ultimately destined for a skip, I can't believe in my lifetime how the gap between rich and poor has grown.

Master Chief
Master Chief
22 days ago

Money is shit, you can earn more stacking shelves on nights, serious.

Jason Bee
Jason Bee
22 days ago

Well said pay HGV Drivers more and have some respect for all HGV Drivers cos without them we are fucked

Sarah Davies
Sarah Davies
22 days ago

Respect to long haul lorry drivers

William Rutter
William Rutter
22 days ago

Growing economies were never ment to be enjoyed by a lorry driver, it's disgrace how there wages have fallen behind in the past 25 years.

Prime time
Prime time
22 days ago

No but our government will import them like they done with doctors and many other professions,instead of training and paying our people,utterly disgusting.

William Rutter
William Rutter
22 days ago

Ceva have been closing depots loosing almost all drivers in some locations from poor pay.

Paul O'Doherty
Paul O'Doherty
22 days ago

Well said

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