Britain’s oldest lorry driver to continue working at the age of 90 after passing health check

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After working for Esso, Mr Wilson started driving for his father’s haulage company, E. Wilson & Sons.

He eventually took the firm over when his father passed away in the 1970s, and has run it ever since.

Mr Wilson, who lives in Sheffield, has racked up millions of miles over the years, but now keeps to ‘short trips’ – of around 150 miles.

“It all depends on how busy I am but I’ve been busy this week,” he said.

“I’ve been working every day and I’ll probably be working more than 40 hours this week.

“Tomorrow I’ll be working about 12 hours as I’ll be leaving for Birmingham at about 5am and then it will be 5pm when I get back.”

By this point, he is used to the work, Mr Wilson said.

“I work for myself and I wouldn’t be doing it if I was working for someone else,” he said.

“I’m that used to doing the job, that I’ve just carried on.”

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