National Lorry Week, which runs this week from 16-22 November for the sixth year in a row, celebrates the vital and often-overlooked role the road transport industry has in our everyday lives.
It has been endorsed by Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, Deputy Leader of Northern Ireland’s Social Democratic and Labour Party, Nichola Mallon, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson and Ken Skates, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales.
Commenting, RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett said: “Today sees the launch of the 6th National Lorry Week and I am absolutely delighted at the response that we’ve had from politicians across the entire UK.
“Every year brings new challenges for UK road freight and logistics industry but 2020 has brought more than could ever have been envisaged when we held the 2019 event.
“But despite the mass of new rules and regulations that now govern our everyday lives, I am immensely proud of the industry that we represent. For our members, and the industry as a whole, it has been business as usual. Together they have kept our store shelves stocked with food and hospitals and care homes round the country stocked with PPE and medicines. The bottom line is that they have, and continue to keep us, safe and fed.”
Shine a Light for Logistics Workers – Thursday, 19th November at 8PM
On Thursday 19 November at 8pm the RHA is asking us to ‘Shine A Light’ from our homes or office premises, to say thank you to the truck drivers, warehouse staff, managers, technicians, mechanics, fitters etc who keep the industry on the road.
Get involved in National Lorry Week 2020 at www.nationallorryweek.co.uk, on Twitter @RHANEWS, on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or at RoadwayLive – the RHA’s own, free, news app, available to download from your app store.
For more information go to www.nationallorryweek.co.uk.