How do I get my first trucking job with no experience?

Getting work without experience can be tricky, especially when you can’t get experience without a job!

Many employers want drivers over the age of 25, since younger drivers mean higher insurance. But finding HGV jobs is much like any other career path: persistence and marketing yourself well will pay off.

You’ll need to prove yourself. Starting out in a job slightly different to what you first had in mind means you can prove you’re a hard worker and reliable. Those qualities mean a lot to employers- it demonstrates that you’re an employee worth investing in. Be prepared to work last minute, and volunteer for the shifts nobody else seems to want- public holidays or weekends.

Keep at it, and you’ll get there- the same as in any other industry.