Did you know only 1% of the UK’s 315,000 lorry drivers are women? It’s an alarming statistic, particularly amid a national driver shortage.
We need more women in other industry roles too, such as transport management, with only 20% of total jobs in road transport currently taken up by females.
It’s a statistic that needs to improve. We need truckers, as they deliver everything that we rely on in our daily lives.
For National Lorry Week we speak to HGV drivers Lucy, Gabrielle and Jodi, about their reasons for joining the road transport industry and what they enjoy most about their day jobs.