A provisional HGV license doesn’t cost that much really you’re talking around £50.00 and add on to that your medical test will usually on average costs £100. So you’re probably thinking hang on that doesn’t really sound like a lot of money to become a HGV driver and you’d be right, it isn’t, however, what does cost the most money is the actual HGV training itself, this could add up to between £600 and £1000, so as you can see, this is where the figures get interesting and where you’ll have to sit down and weigh up the pros and cons of whether or not you can actually afford to carry out the training.
Also remember that if you need to complete even further training this too will add up, for instance every HGV driver requires a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) which also costs you more money.
So as you can probably make out becoming a HGV driver can cost you a large amount of money initially, but what you have to remember is that you are making an investment in your future and once you are a HGV driver you really will be earning good money every week. HGV drivers can earn £600.00 a week, which is a fantastic amount of money. So consider this when you weigh up the pros and cons as yes on one hand you have to afford the initial cost but if you can afford the initial cost then you will definitely be reaping the rewards. Good luck to you!