“My day usually starts between 5am and 6am. I arrive at the Exeter mill and check in with the transportation team. I also collect the necessary keys and associated paperwork for the lorry and deliveries. The mill continues to operate and produce feed throughout the night so quite often the lorries have already been loaded. This saves us time and makes our operations more efficient.”
“Before heading out on the road, I complete the necessary checks around the vehicle to ensure that it is roadworthy and that the load corresponds with the run sheets. These health and safety checks are all recorded on paper and are handed in to the office. I also double check the farm addresses and delivery notes.”
“I then deliver the feed to the farms and this might be down in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset or further afield. The planning team work hard to logistically keep our deliveries efficient in terms of time and distance. They also have to consider drivers tachos, the mill’s production and constantly changing traffic levels.”
“After completing my deliveries for the day, I head back to base. Once back at Exeter, I wash down the lorry and inspect it for the end of the day checks. After filling in the relevant paperwork, I check in with the transportation team and report back any findings.”
“I really enjoy being out on the road and seeing lots of animals and different farms. When required I can stay overnight in the lorry, this is often for long distance journeys.