Long hours, unsociable shifts, training costs and a high demand for online goods - all factors which are leading to a growing shortage of lorry drivers both nationally and locally.
In Cumbria and the north east an extra 1,700 hundred drivers are needed. The Road Haulage Association says the situation is deteriorating fast with more and more companies struggling to recruit. Kate Walby reports.
Young professionals from the service industry in west Cumbria have gone to tourism school to learn more about what the area has to offer visitors to the area.
The women from companies from across the west of the county were being trained by the West Cumbria Tourism board who hope the girls will become embassadors for the area, able to tell tourists what they can do when they stay.
Millions of visitors come to the Lake District every year and the West Cumbria Tourism board want more to visit the western Lakes.Winder Hall in Lorton sent along two members of staff. Antonia Dawson is the events manager and was surprised at how little she knew the ares where she works.
Carlisle Utd are holding their first training session ahead of new season. Our camera's will be there later on today.
As the torch leaves the region, the Kendal Dojo Judo Club is now turning its attention to the Games itself. Raymond Ovinou, in red doing circuit training, is from Papua New Guinea and will compete in London 2012. He says the host club has made a big difference to his performance.