A truck driver The 90-year-old is disobeying society’s mandate to continue driving on routes to the UK and other countries, a job he has kept for 70 years.
Is about Brian Wilsonwho spent his 90th birthday at home simply because his vehicle was in the garage.
The driver swears that in years he has never been in a driving accident, and even the longest he has left his truck was very short, when he took seven weeks off because he broke his leg at the age of 40.
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In a dialogue with the Daily Mirror newspaper, the truck driver – considered Britain’s oldest – said: “Now I have to undergo a medical examination to renew my driver’s license every year, and every year I pass.”.
“I will keep going as long as I can. I’ve gotten used to it, it’s just part of life,” Wilson says. Plus, he provides even more troubling facts. “Sometimes I wake up at 4am to leave at 5am,” he says.
As is often the case with very hardworking, almost addicted people one might say, the 90-year-old Englishman insists he is restless at home, and can’t wait to get back in the truck.
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“I am very restless when relaxing around the house if I am away from work. I just want to get back to work after a few days. I still don’t plan on retiring,” he said.
A native of the city of Sheffield, located in the South Yorks borough, he began driving armored trucks during his national service in 1950 when he was stationed in German.
Returning to England after leaving, he began shipping gasoline for the Esso company in 1953.
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A year later, his father founded the transportation company E. Wilson & Sons, which Brian took over in 1970. Since then, he has run it and has also driven Ember Transport.
Brian has been married for 68 years for Mavis (88), and is a father of four children.
When asked about the secret to her longevity, she attributed it to her healthy lifestyle. “I’m always in shape, I like sports. I played cricket until I was 60 years old. I just left it because the team was disbanded,” explained the truck driver.
The Wilson family had considered calling the Guinness Book of World Records to see if they could officially take the title of oldest global truck driver, but Brian said he “didn’t want to make a fuss”.
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