7 Oct 2021

“I hate driving in the UK.” What’s life like for an HGV driver?

Economics Correspondent

Long hours, constant delays, a lack of proper rest facilities and the new headache of extra paperwork and red tape.

Little wonder perhaps that there’s a severe shortage of lorry drivers in the UK.

The government is trying to recruit thousands of them – but it’s not proving easy. So we’ve been out with one long haul driver to find out what the job is really like.