A truck driver is a good man, but the car, he’s said, is his true love.
That’s the conclusion of an analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) and Transport for London (TfL) into how truck drivers fare.
The research found that truck drivers are the most honest and honest-to-goodness decent people in Britain, but that some of the best drivers, such as truck driver and bus driver, are less than stellar.
The IPA analysed data on more than 1.6 million truck drivers in the UK, using data from the Transport for England, National Transport Authority (NTA) National Driver App and the Passenger Transport Association.
They found that: “Most drivers are honest and truthful-to a fault.
Most drivers are not only honest, they are honest-in-fact.”
They found drivers who were the most dishonest and dishonest-to the best were: “A driver with no previous driving experience and a driver with a high level of driving experience.”
They also found drivers were “fairly evenly distributed between drivers with at least four years’ experience and drivers with a combined total of three years of driving.”
They were also relatively honest with the average time required to complete a job, but they were less honest with their average total time spent working, with the lowest average being six days.
“They found drivers also tended to be less than honest with safety issues and were less likely to be honest with punctuality.
“Driver safety was assessed by the drivers as fairly similar to other drivers, with drivers scoring ‘very good’ in a safety rating.””
There was no significant difference in the number of drivers with driving experience, or with their overall driving skill,” the IPA report found.
“Driver safety was assessed by the drivers as fairly similar to other drivers, with drivers scoring ‘very good’ in a safety rating.”
In terms of punctuality, the drivers were not significantly different from the average driver.
Drivers were also more likely to say they were honest with each other and less likely than drivers to report using a phone or computer to text, talk on the phone, or check email.
The study found drivers reported that: They were the least satisfied with their vehicle’s performance and the least likely to recommend the vehicle to others, even when asked. “
While some drivers reported they were not particularly keen to drive, they were willing to drive when it suited their own interests and were willing in some cases to drive in areas where they would not normally do so, such to areas where people were walking, or in areas of busy traffic,” the report found, adding: “Truck drivers were more likely than other drivers to drive a vehicle that was more than twice the weight of the vehicle, and the average vehicle weight of truck drivers was three times that of other drivers.”
The study found drivers reported that: They were the least satisfied with their vehicle’s performance and the least likely to recommend the vehicle to others, even when asked.
They said they could not afford to buy a vehicle and felt they could improve their driving skills by improving their driving style.
When it came to safety, the study found the truck drivers tended “not to drive where there are risks, such an inbound lane on the highway”.
They reported that the drivers of their vehicles “were not confident that they could safely navigate the roads in such a way that they would be able to safely safely complete the job, in a safe manner”.
The report also found truck drivers were less confident than the average, with: “Drivers were also less likely (or not confident) to drive around a large object, such a large vehicle.”
When it comes not to safety or safety-related issues, drivers tended not be very confident in their judgment.
“”When asked about the safety of the vehicles on the road, drivers were significantly less likely, but still more than the general public, to say that the safety was very good, very good or excellent.
“It is important to note that drivers who are driving for financial gain, or as part of a business, are more likely (more likely) to say safety is very good and very good.”
In terms the reliability of their cars, the report said: “Although the majority of drivers were honest and trustworthy, a small minority (11 per cent) had a lower confidence in their vehicles.”
What do you think?
Are truck drivers the most trustworthy?
Should they be trusted?