SOPHIE Longthorne is the fourth generation of Longthorne to work at the family’s haulage company and the first female in the company’s 88 year history to achieve her Class Two HGV licence.
The 22 year old always wanted to drive a truck and said: “It’s brilliant. It’s nice to get waved at, especially by little girls. Their mums point me out to them and people point and look and stop and speak to each other.
“It’s still a man’s world though and some people think you can’t cope. But, you have to show that you are capable of dealing with it all.”