Truckfest talk: drivers tell us about their life on the road


Drivers at Truckfest Peterborough discuss how they got into trucking and what they like about the job.

We caught up with truckers at Truckfest in Peterborough to chat about how they got into trucking originally and ask them what they enjoy about the industry. Find out what they had to say.

How did you get into trucking?

There are many reasons why drivers enter the industry; from following in family member’s footsteps to utilising opportunities in the military to simply wanting to try something new. Every person has a different start in their career and it was great to find out about the different routes from the driver community at Truckfest.

“Love the job, brilliant – it’s great fun, it’s everything I ever wanted it to be.”

– Driver, Truckfest, Peterborough 2019

What do you like most about trucking?

The drivers also enthusiastically told us why they enjoy their jobs – independence, freedom and being your own boss proved the most popular themes. Some also said they loved being on the open road and appreciated the change of scenery as well as the variety the role offers.

Bringing together the driving community.

Truckfest is always fantastic, bringing like-minded drivers together to explore and discuss trucks, technology and the industry. We love seeing all the vehicles on offer and hearing real stories and varied viewpoints. We look forward to seeing you all at future Truckfest events!

Tell us your story.

How did you first get into trucking? And what do you enjoy about it? We love to hear drivers’ stories, so tell us more in the comment section below.