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Becoming a Lorry or Bus Driver
To work as a lorry or bus driver you must have the relevant licence entitlements.
To work as a lorry or bus driver you must have the relevant licence entitlements. One for large commercial vehicles (LCV) - another for passenger carrying vehicles (PCV). These enable you to drive vehicle/load combinations of a particular weight, i.e. machine mass plus the maximum load capacity. Earning a C1 licence entitles you to drive vehicles from 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes. Anything over 7.5 tonnes requires a C licence. To succeed you must normally be at least twenty-one, capable of passing a medical, and hold a full car licence.One qualified you can work for companies that require you to drive locally, nationally, and/or across Europe. Large commercial vehicle licence holders can:
- deliver shop or building materials (multi-drop deliveries)
- drive box container or curtain-sided vehicles
- drive tankers that contain liquids such as fuel or milk
- drive tankers that contain powders such as cement or flour
- transport livestock
- deliver temperature controlled goods such as salads, flowers or frozen foods.
- take people on day trips and to airports,
- drive to European holiday destinations.