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How a Petrol Strike Could Affect LGV and HGV Training

In March, a potential strike by fuel tanker drivers lead to huge queues at forecourts across the UK, inflated prices and shortages of fuel. Whilst the threat of a strike seems to have been averted, one thing that it has achieved is to draw attention to fuel tanker drivers and the importance of their work. Like many HGV drivers, fuel tanker drivers help to keep the country running with their deliveries. The LGV Training Company have helped hundreds of drivers to complete their HGV training to begin an exciting new career, and are keeping the industry well-fuelled with highly-qualified, talented HGV drivers.

As part of a contingency plan to cope with a potential fuel strike, the army began their own HGV training to enable them to continue making deliveries by tanker in the event of a strike. If you choose to make a career change and increase your skill set by enrolling on one of our training courses, then you will receive the thorough training and professional tuition that you require to drive any HGV vehicle – from a fuel tanker to a delivery truck travelling across Europe.

The importance of having a good supply of HGV drivers cannot be underestimated. The UK economy depends on the successful delivery of a wide range of goods from source to shop, and a lack of HGV drivers could have a serious impact on the chances of economic growth. Whilst the fuel strike threat seems to have disappeared, the deficit in the number of drivers who are fully-qualified and have completed their HGV training poses another threat to the industry.

If you are looking for a change of pace and want to switch to an exciting new career, we recommend that you consider the life of a HGV driver. Maybe you have been driving a London airport taxi for years but are looking for something a little more exciting. Great financial rewards and a flexible working schedule make HGV driving a great choice of career. If the threat of a fuel strike has made you realise the importance of HGV driving, and you want to become part of this essential industry, contact The LGV Training Company today.

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