Malt firm graduate trainee takes Muntons truck for spin after gaining HGV licence

Harriet Johnson in the Muntons-liveried lorry at Stowmarket. Picture: VANESSA FOWLER

Harriet Johnson in the Muntons-liveried lorry at Stowmarket. Picture: VANESSA FOWLER - Credit: Vanessa Fowler

A graduate trainee at Stowmarket malt firm Muntons is getting into gear for a high-powered future after driving one of its liveried trucks in from the Port of Felixstowe.

Harriet Johnson with the Muntons-liveried lorry at Stowmarket. Picture: VANESSA FOWLER

Harriet Johnson with the Muntons-liveried lorry at Stowmarket. Picture: VANESSA FOWLER - Credit: Vanessa Fowler

Harriet, 22, took to the wheel after gaining an HGV class 1 licence in order to drive the family horse box. “As a graduate management trainee it is important that I experience as many parts of the business as I can. However, even I was surprised when the chance came up to actually drive one of the new lorries,” she said. “Modern trucks make the driving itself reasonably straightforward, it is only the sheer size of the vehicle which is somewhat daunting.”

Harriet, who is on a two-year graduate management training course at Muntons after working there while studying for her degree, brought in a 40ft container supported by logistics firm DHL, which arranged the exercise with truck operator Coastal Global Logistics.

From Alison Bullock, Tremayne Johnson, Melissa Abbott and Alan Ridealgh along with Harriet Johnson i

From Alison Bullock, Tremayne Johnson, Melissa Abbott and Alan Ridealgh along with Harriet Johnson in the Muntons-liveried lorry at Muntons, Stowmarket. Picture: VANESSA FOWLER - Credit: Vanessa Fowler


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