Tuesday July 7, 2020
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A Year In The Life Of A Lorry Driver


The transport and logistics specialists at www.WMBLogistics.co.uk surveyed almost 500 lorry drivers around the UK in a bid to highlight what a year in the life of a lorry driver looks like.

81% of lorry drivers admit that they enjoy their job on the whole, with almost half of those favouring the opportunity to drive to new towns, cities and even countries on a regular basis (49%).

When asked a number of questions specifically about their driving, it was found that the average driver will travel 76,800 miles per year, totalling almost 2,000 hours, which will see them stop at 107 different service stations, across 18 different borders. What's more, the average driver will find themselves sleeping in their cab as many as 152 times.

With regards to taking pride in their home away from home, the average cab is cleaned 104 times per year and is taken into the garage to be in tip-top condition 18 times per year.

Additionally, the average lorry driver will consume as many as 812,000 calories per year, including 720 coffees, 407 pieces of fruit and 219 fast food takeaways.

Of all respondents, 73% said they would like to see more healthy options available at service stations.


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