The word lorry was first used in English in 1838 referring to a luggage truck on a train.
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The methane in the flatulence of one sheep could power a small lorry to go 25 miles a day.
There is very much a lot of truth behind this one as a sheep’s digestive process produces methane gas, which can be burned as fuel (according to research in New Zealand). And this is why recently, lorries have been powered on diesel fuel made of lamb fat.
More than 80 per cent of all goods we consume are carried by UK-registered lorries.
Can you believe that? 80%? This explains why road delivery contributes £22.9 billion a year to the economy.
There are an estimated 285,000 lorry drivers in the UK.
This seems like a huge amount but despite a national recruitment drive by the Road Haulage Association, there continues to be a growing crisis with around 50 drivers leaving the occupation daily.
The amount of beer carried by UK lorries in a year would be enough to fill Wembley stadium.
Think of all that beer! That’s a truckload (pun intended). Without lorry drivers, most of our food, drinks and clothes wouldn’t be correctly transported within the UK. So to our lorry drivers – we thank you!
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