A haulage company has set out to revamp the industry’s image by encouraging north-east children to climb aboard.
Aberdeen-based ARR Craib, which has a turnover of £50 million and operates more than 250 vehicles, has launched a campaign – dubbed Love Your Lorry – in an effort to inspire youngsters into considering a career as a professional HGV driver.
Pupils at Quarryhill School were treated to a sneak peek of a lorry and its sleeping quarters by ARR Craib spokeswoman Andrea Logan and her dog mascot Larry.
Teacher Kirsten Anderson said: “It’s great to have different companies coming in when everyone is thinking about starting their careers and which academy to go to.”
Pupil Seweryn Romanowski, 11, said: “It’s great to learn about different careers and to see the dog, too.”
Andrea added: “The industry is short of professional drivers. However, it is probably not the lifestyle that many think it is, so we hope to change a few minds.”