Lorry drivers job is to deliver goods around the people all over the world, they deliver a number of different goods which can be manufacturing goods, raw materials etc. Their main line of work tends to be within retail and distribution centres and manufacturing plants, they also have to be able to look after their own lorry and some also are responsible for sales and customer service.
Some lorry drivers work for themselves, these are known as 'owner-operators' these own their own Lorries and also lease them out to trucking companies or they lease out their own services to companies. Other lorry drivers are hired by companies; these drive trucks owned by that company.
Here is a short insight into some of the different types of jobs that lorry drivers can have;
There are some laws that lorry drivers have to take into account, for example when driving in the EU lorry drivers must stop driving after 4 and half hours and take at least a 45 minute break. A driver is also not allowed to drive anymore than 56 hours a week and no more than 90 hours in a fortnight. In Australia drivers aren't allowed to carry a load heavier than 12 tonnes and are required to stop for at the least a 30 minute breaks every 5 hours.