HGV Jobs

How is your algebra? Because  HGV 1 = LGV C+E & HGV  2 = LGV C. Not to mention PSV x 4.

HGV stands for Heavy Goods Vehicle and LGV means Large Goods Vehicle;

Under the UK and European law, the LGV licence and HGV licence are the same licence. 

They cover all commercial trucks that feature a gross combination mass of over 3500kg. That means anything: including refrigerated, box vans, Lutons, flat beds, tippers, drop sides, and anything you can think of.

Some people think LGV stands for Light Goods Vehicles and this allows you to drive pickup trucks and vans, with a gross vehicle weight of under 3500kg.

But did you know that you can drive up to 3500kg (3.5 tonnes) with your ordinary car driving licence – category ‘B’ entitlement.

The name HGV arrived along with the first tax disc UK and was used as a vehicle category for tax purposes. Here in the UK vehicles are taxed according to their engines, construction, fuel type, weight, emissions, and purpose or use.

Then, in 1992 we started to use the unified EU licences and vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight were classed as trucks; LGV changed from being light goods vehicles to large goods vehicles, so no difference then between HGV and LGV.

Then there is PSV. Now in Europe PSV is usually followed by Eindhoven, and means a seriously good football club. Here it means Public Service Vehicle with four types operator licences, plus special licensing rules in London.

So is that PSV standard, standard & international (Michael Caine needed that one for the getaway coach in The Italian Job) restricted, special restricted  or does your PSV need an LSP (London Service Permit).


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Added by First Group
From £16.21 per hour, Glasgow

First Group We are looking for a PSV/HGV Electrician to join our team in Caledonia Do you want to be part of our energetic team of Engineers and maintenance staff repairing our fleet of vehicles? If yes, … Read more

Added by Midlothian Council
£26,411 to £28,834 per annum, 6, Gorebridge

Midlothian Council Job Vacancy   Essential SVQ level 3 in Electrical Installation course and complete the SECTT(Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust) FICA (Final Integrated Competence Assessment) and ACA (Advanced Competence Assessment)assessments or equivalent qualification eg City & Guilds … Read more

Added by West Dunbartonshire Council
£27,934 to £30,500 per annum, Grade 6 (37), Clydebank

West Dunbartonshire Council Job Description West Dunbartonshire Council has a vacancy for a fully qualified Mechanic to work as part of a team of Vehicle Technicians providing an effective and efficient service within Fleet and Waste Services. The … Read more

Added by Norscot Truck & Van Ltd

Norscot Truck & Van Ltd Norscot are looking for a Workshop Foreman to join our Inverness branch who can bring their knowledge, experience and Leadership to a busy and dynamic HGV workshop. … Read more

Added by First Group
From £15.29 per hour, Livingston

First Group We are looking for a Night Shift PSV/HGV Mechanic/Technician to join our team in Livingston Do you want to be part of our energetic team of Engineers and maintenance staff repairing our fleet of vehicles? … Read more