When the UK entered the first national lockdown on 23 March, it quickly became clear just how much the nation relies on trucks and truckers to deliver food, medicines and the all-important personal protection equipment to the NHS. In the words of the Road Haulage Association, “the penny finally dropped”.
Held annually for the past six years, National Lorry Week is a week-long campaign which raises awareness of, and celebrates, the incredible work that the UK haulage industry does for us all. And not just in tough times – but every single day of the year.
Now into its sixth year, Driver Hire is proud to support National Lorry Week again (16th – 22nd November 2020).
Recognition to the people who keep the country moving
We celebrate the often overlooked role that lorries – and the road transport industry in general – play in our everyday lives.
Earlier this year, The Road Haulage Association ran the ‘HGV Heroes‘ campaign in order to highlight the incredible work carried out by so many people across the logistics sector, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic.
At Driver Hire, we have been talking to offices around our 100-strong network about their own drivers and colleagues, so we too can extend our thanks for their contribution to our great industry. Use the navigation bar above to explore our case studies of just a few of our very own ‘dh Heroes’ Richard, Mohammad and Charlie.
Considering a career in Logistics?
The haulage and logistics industry offers some incredible opportunities to both the younger generation and those who are considering a change of career. If you’re looking into logistics industry, check out our resources section: ‘Starting out in Logistics‘.
Don’t forget, it’s not all about driving. Take a look at our own Driver Hire case study from Rachael McWilliams, Operations & Development Director for Driver Hire Edinburgh & Lothians. She explains her own unique journey into the wonderful world of logistics recruitment.
Join in the campaign
Take part in our social media activity on Facebook, Twitter or Instagam – Get involved by sharing your own stories and messages of thanks to the people who, you know, are working hard to keep the country moving, or tell us why you #LoveTheLorry during #NationalLorryWeek!