It’s an inevitable part of being a professional driver – as of 2015, all commercial drivers on the road are expected to have a valid Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC), which has to be kept up-to-date with periodic training every 5 years.
When you picture a lorry driver, what comes to mind? The stereotype of a trucker is a middle-aged man, which isn’t far from fact – the average lorry driver is a 51-year-old male, but in recent years we’re seeing a growing number of women behind the wheel.
Tips for staying safe on the road in this horrendous weather (good weather if you’re a kid getting the week off school!) are understandably being shared everywhere this week.
Whether you’re superstitious or not, have you experienced anything a bit weird on any of these allegedly haunted UK roads?
Talk of “driverless” lorries has been flying around for ages, then finally last week (25th August 2017) it was announced they will be trialed on UK roads by the end of 2018. Some people think the platoon trials are the best thing since sliced bread, others think it’s a colossally bad idea.