I passed my class 1 in 1992,
Started on agency’s to gain experience and through that gained full time employment through one of the companies.
No nights out but shifts ranged between days/nights and weekends.
Quite well paid for what we did but a back injury plus other complications forced me to pack it in in 2008.
I could go back now but wouldn’t.
Traffic is far worse and can’t be bothered really.
I’m an office Waller now but my nights and weekends are my own, I start at 9 and finish at 5.
Yes I earn less money but I earn enough to suit me,
Its the media causing the fuel crisis, not the haulage industry, there were the same amount of tanker drivers about last week as this week and there will be the same next week