Frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions.

Common question we are asked.

What is the average age of a UK HGV driver?

The average age of HGV drivers in the UK is notably high, which contributes to the industry’s concerns about a workforce nearing retirement and the need for new entrants. According to information from the House of Lords Library, the average age of an HGV driver is around 55, with less than 1% of drivers under the age of 25.

This situation underlines the demographic challenges facing the sector, including a significant proportion of drivers over the age of 50 and the implications for recruitment and retention​ (House of Lords Library)​. This poses a challenge for the industry as it seeks to attract younger drivers to mitigate the effects of an aging workforce.

These statistics indicate a pressing need for the industry to address not only the immediate challenges of driver shortages but also the longer-term sustainability of its workforce. Efforts to attract younger drivers and diversify the demographic profile of the workforce are crucial for the future health of the transport and logistics sector in the UK.