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 a Sunday evening and spends the week tramping in mainland Europe, returning Thursday evening on the 18:00 pm ferry. He is responsible for dealing with the customers he meets and all the 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 normally 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.

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