Case Study 5

Peter drives a 44 tonne lorry for JXT Haulage, who deliver their high value items in Europe. He leaves the UK on Sunday evening and spends the week tramping in mainland Europe, returning on the 18:00 ferry on Thursday. He is responsible for dealing with the customers and any associated paperwork.

This weeks journey involves a ferry trip from Dover to Calais and deliveries in France and Belgium before returning to the UK. Peter spends his daily rest period sleeping in his cab. He usually parks in a service station, but on some occasions, he has to spend his rest periods in a lay-by or on an industrial estate.

He stays in touch with his family and transport office using a mobile phone. It has an internet connection which enables him to communicate via video chat.