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FTL Driver Salary Expectations

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The average salary for a forklift driver in the UK is £20,536. The amount you get paid will vary depending on your experience, location and employer, but you should expect to net between £17,000 – £30,000. Or put another way The average hourly wage is £11.07 per hour, with the average forklift driver working between 44-46 hours per week. But that’s not all The great thing about becoming a forklift driver is that the role has various progression opportunities, and you should expect your salary to rise with your experience and responsibilities.  Newly trained forklift drivers typically earn between £17,000-£22,000 Experienced…

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Do I Need A Licence To Drive A Forklift Truck?

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Want to be able to drive a forklift truck but unsure of the requirements? You’re not alone – with so many different options available for training, certification and licensing, it can be confusing to know what’s necessary for you to get started. Read on to find out how to make sure you’re ready to start operating your forklift – it’s actually a lot simpler than you might think. The basics A licence isn’t essential to drive a forklift truck, but there are a few requirements that you must meet in order to safely operate one. Age – the HSC Approved Code…

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