At the moment there are a lot of vacancies available for Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) drivers in the UK, so now is a good time to become qualified. A lot of current LGV license holders have retired or moved on to other fields, and there has been a shortage of people training up to replace them. These talent shortages are cyclical and have happened in other fields before.
The current skills shortage means that employers have been forced to adjust their policies, offering higher salaries, better benefits and more flexible hours than they did in the past in a bid to attract skilled workers. Salaries have always been better than many other fields, with basic wages often being 50p to £1 above the minimum wage, and that is set to improve.