World of Work PhD student, The University of Liverpool
Truckers, public safety and the government’s duty of care
3 August 2015 By Andrew Moretta, World of Work PhD student, Liverpool University Truck drivers are highly skilled professionals. A moment’s inattention when driving a 26 ton vehicle can have catastrophic consequences. Despite this, general haulage drivers are very badly paid – many are on the minimum wage and many more are required to work extraordinarily long hours. Twelve to fifteen hour days, five to six days a week are the norm in a great many firms.