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Radio show unites HGV drivers

By: Deborah Bates
22 June 2011

A radio show broadcast on Welsh station Radio Cymru has united HGV drivers throughout Wales.

What started as a simple competition for those in transport and logistics work has turned into a regular feature entitled 'The Lorry Boys'; broadcast each Wednesday at 2pm, according to BBC.co.uk.

It attracts hundreds of drivers each week, and according to its presenter, Geraint Lloyd, the show gives drivers a chance to swap stories with each other about being on the road.

He told Dailypost.co.uk: "The radio item started by chance. We realised we had so many lorry drivers listening and contacting the programme.

"Each has a colourful personality, interest, experiences and interesting stories to tell about their time on the road. Each week, the drivers exchange messages and do some leg-pulling via the radio, and that draws them together."

It's perhaps no surprise to those in the know that the lorry drivers enjoy chatting to one another, as Owain Llr - an author with an interest in lorry drivers - said the drivers all have one thing in common: a love of vehicles.

He claimed: "One thing that's common to them all is that they all have an interest in motors - anything with wheels - in their spare time.

"Many had made up their minds at a young age to become lorry drivers, so in a way, they're realising their dream.

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