ACROSS Newport, Gwent, and the rest of the UK, supply chains are encountering problems. 

For a variety of reasons, businesses have had trouble getting their products from A to B - leading to empty shelves, and popular products in short supply.

One of the main causes for concern is the lack of HGV drivers in Britain.

For a variety of reasons, the number of people with licences to operate the large lorries has plummeted.

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The exodus of workers to Europe after Brexit is one of the main reasons, but is by no means the only one.

Questionable infrastructure, long hours, and isolation have led to many drivers reconsidering their career choices in recent times, too.

But, while the shortage is a fairly significant problem, it also represents an opportunity for others.

At this time, there are a number of vacancies locally for HGV drivers, and in a bid to attract drivers, salaries and bonuses have increased a great deal in a short space of time.

Employment site Indeed shows that in the NP postcode area, there are 431 jobs with the HGV tag, as of Wednesday, September 29.

These jobs include supermarkets, and haulage firms among others.

And, while salaries vary, it is clear to see the need for drivers is such that many companies are prepared to pay for them.

Below, you can check out some of the HGV driver vacancies in our area.

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HGV driver jobs in the NP area


Where? Chepstow

Supermarket giants Asda are looking for drivers, to be based in Chepstow.

To sweeten the deal, new hires are being offered a £1200 welcome payment to be paid in six £200 instalments.

Applicants must have held a HGV Class 1 Licence for at least three months, and have no more than six points on your licence.

Salary is said to be competitive, and includes 10 per cent off grocery shopping.

More information can be found here.

EV Cargo

Where? Monmouthshire

EV Cargo are looking for drivers to work on a four on, four off basis.

Newly qualified drivers are welcomed, providing that they are a qualified HGV Driver C E with an up to date CPC qualification.

The weekly pay is £650, with a £500 bonus after six months, and a second bonus after a year’s employment.

More information can be found here

JME Transport

Where? Newport

Another firm is looking for drivers on a four on, four off basis.

This time, the job is based in Newport, and pays £200 a day.

Drivers with one year’s worth of experience are being sought.

Everything you need to know can be found here.


Where? Magor

Another supermarket, Tesco are on the lookout for drivers at their Magor depot.

The salary on offer is £38,281 a year.

According to the job posting, “To become a Tesco Driver, you'll need a full HGV 1 (C+E) EU licence with no more than six penalty points, needs a valid DQC and a Driver Card.”

More information can be found here.

Bulkhaul Ltd

Where? Newport

Drivers are being sought to transport liquids from A to B, with point A being located in Newport.

The salary range, depending on experience and hours worked range from £41,000 to £50,000.

As with the other jobs, possession of a valid licence, and fewer than six penalty points are a must.

Everything you need to know can be found here.