1. HOW DID YOUR WORK DAY GO YESTERDAY?
I have work weeks, not days. Last week, I went to Germany and the Netherlands. Our destinations are set by the dispatcher every Friday of the previous week. We also load and refuel on Friday, so we ready to set off straight away on Monday.
2. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO DRIVE A TRUCK?
I’ve been fascinated with anything that has an engine or that I could ride on ever since I was little. For example, when I got on a bus, I would watch the driver to see how he changed gears. Then, in preparation for military service, I had the opportunity to do what they called the “trio”, i.e. get a driving licence for a tractor, a car and a lorry. During military service, I extended that to include buses and trailers, so when I was discharged I could start earning a living driving trucks straight away.
3. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK?
Freedom. I don’t have an exact daily working time, just hours per week. So sometimes I start at six or eight, other times at four o’clock. I organise my working week according to the route assigned and the instructions given by the dispatchers.