Love the Lorry - Freightex is supporting National Lorry Week
Oct 27th, 2015
Freightex is supporting National Lorry Week (26th-31st October 2015) and the RHA’s “Love the Lorry” campaign.
This event seeks to emphasise the importance of the UK's road haulage industry and the lack of HGV drivers in the UK.
The RHA have some tantalising facts to bring the industry to people's attention: each year lorries carry enough beer to fill the Wembley stadium. For example, in just one supermarket delivery, a single 44-tonne lorry carries the equivalent volume of 400 cars of food!
“Eighty-five per cent of everything we buy, eat, wear and use is moved by a UK-registered lorry. This contributes £74.5bn to the UK economy. But more drivers are desperately needed.”, Richard Burnett, chief executive RHA explains. He encourages people to start a driving career and become a “HGV Hero” (HGV driver): “Hauliers work hard, are efficient and innovative. Driving is an excellent career opportunity that must be appreciated.”
Tell us on social media how do you plan to celebrate this week.