Discussion:
Forklift truck driving or lorry driving?

Hi, I have long been interested in getting my class 2 HGV licence. However having looked into it more closely I think it may not be all it is cracked up to be. I.e. Early starts, long days, scant access to toilets, heavily regulated and expensive training fees. Additionally my wife and I are expecting our first baby soon and I don't see lorry driving as being a good option when the baby is here.
While forklift driving roles have similar pay from what I believe, (please correct me if this is wrong), it is less regulated and is not as expensive when it comes to the training.
So what does everyone think? Pros and cons of forklift driving vs pros and cons of lorry driving? How many hours on average do you guys work as forklift operators? What do you get paid? Do you enjoy it? Would love to hear from someone please who has done both lorry driving and fork lift driving.

Thank you
  • Posted 1 May 2020 04:17
  • Discussion started by CTD88
  • Derbyshire, United Kingdom

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