I have been very lucky to have had the pleasure of working with some great lads and lasses over the last few years, Iv’e made many new and valued friends all over the country, all of them doing a very demanding, sometimes thankless, and at times, stressful job.
It’s a job where you work alone, but your not alone, only we of the highway understand that sentiment.
I used to say that camaraderie had sadly passed, and things were not the same as they used to be, but I have to correct that statement, because It has re-appeared, especially in my case, all the lads and lasses that I have worked along side have been top guys and gals, I can’t ever remember having any cross words with any of them, and all of them willing to help when necessary.
So yes, I miss the old days, I miss some of the old boys that went before me, but I have the memories, and nobody can take them away, but for every day I spend on the road, I make new memories.
For me personally, I’m glad now that I’m almost at the end of my driving career, and that I chose to be a Lorry driver, at times it came at a great cost family wise, but over time that got fixed, and we all move on.
The pic below is left to right..Myself..Arthur Davies..and the late Colin Spencer, when we were all tramping for Ferrymasters based in Kent.