Brian Wilson with his mother Gertrude. See SWNS story SWLElorry. Britains oldest lorry driver who has been behind the wheel for nearly 70 years has no plans to retire despite turning 90 years of age. And the only reason Brian Wilson wasnt delivering as usual on his 90th birthday last Thursday was because his lorry is in the garage for repairs. The sprightly father-of-four, who started driving lorries in 1953, regularly wakes up at 4am to be on the road by 5am and shows no signs of slowing down. He said: "I'll keep going as long as I can. I'm that used to doing it, it's just a part of life. Sometimes I'm up at 4am to set off on the road for 5am.