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D-FOX Developing Information

Some European Truck Drivers Paid So Little They Can Only Afford to Live in Their Trucks

Lorry drivers moving goods in Western Europe for Ikea and other retailers are living out of their cabs for months at a time, a BBC investigation has found.

Some drivers - brought over from poorer countries by lorry firms based in Eastern Europe - say their salary is less than three pounds an hour.

They say they cannot afford to live in the countries where they work. One said he felt "like a prisoner" in his cab.

Ikea said it was "saddened by the testimonies" of the drivers.

The drivers the BBC spoke to were employed by haulage companies based in Eastern Europe, which are paid to transport Ikea goods.


  • Once driverless trucking comes in a a big scale it will become even more difficult.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    I imagine quite a few people in Eastern Europe are regretting the transition by this point
    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
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