Dramatic increase in HGV Driver Pay Rates

Expect have just made a bold move by increasing basic driver pay rates by 11.5%.

The changes are a result of Directors reviewing driver pay as part of our ongoing process of ensuring that the business not only retains a quality driving force which reflects the growing requirements of our customer base, but also our wish to attract the highest possible calibre of driver to Expect where we have recruitment needs.

Managing Director Neil Rushworth commented on the changes “We have increased our pay rates for drivers purely based on the basic principles of supply and demand. The shortage of skilled HGV/LGV drivers is a well-documented national industry concern and the indications are that this trend will only worsen as numbers of new entry drivers to the sector reduce further.
Our customers have grown to expect the best levels of service from us and we can only fulfil that by employing the best quality of driver possible.

The growth of Expect and our resulting customer demands are relentless and to maintain high service levels we need to fill every vehicle seat with a high quality, employed driver and also have a bank of additional drivers to offer cover for spikes in demand, holidays and sickness. The move to increase pay by such significant amounts is a concerted effort in achieving that”

The increase in driver pay is yet another incentive by Expect to attract industry talent. The company already runs apprenticeship schemes, open days and refer a friend incentives amongst other recruitment drives.
Any drivers interested in finding out more about our new rates of pay please contact our HR Department on 01274 378220 or email recruitment@expectdistribution.com