Let's celebrate. It's National Lorry Week


Let's celebrate. It's National Lorry Week.

This theme for this year's RHA National Lorry Week, which takes place from 19 - 24 September 2016, is 'The Next Generation'. At Mercedes-Benz, we can’t imagine a world without trucks and their drivers and we appreciate the vital role drivers play in our everyday lives.

Following the resounding success of National Lorry Week 2015, this year’s event promises to be even bigger. ‘The Next Generation’ campaign has been developed to engage with schoolchildren and college students to highlight the wide range of employment opportunities available within the industry.

Commenting, RHA National Chairman, Jim French said: “We’ve had an incredible response from our members for this year’s Love the Lorry week. The whole industry recognises the fact that we need to fire-up the next generation and highlight the opportunities that are open to them. This industry is going through a period of renewal, and we need more drivers; women as well as men.  But the industry is more than just drivers. We need warehouse operatives, mechanics, technicians, IT specialists, transport managers and marketing experts. The haulage and logistics industry has something for everyone.”

RHA members from across the UK are taking part in National Lorry Week 2016. Hauliers are taking their vehicles to local schools, colleges and into town centres; giving everyone the chance to get up close and personal with a truck.

In addition to engaging with the public, the RHA hosted a parliamentary reception at the Palace of Westminster on 14 September to raise awareness among members of Parliament and senior civil servants to the challenges faced by the industry that is responsible for moving 85% of the nation’s goods by road.

For more information on events happening around the UK, visit www.lovethelorry.co.uk