16.11.2020 | HaulageNational lorry Week 2020
This week sees the start of National Lorry Week 2020 and although it will, for obvious reasons, be a little different to Lorry Week’s gone by, the RHA is determined that this year’s awareness will be the best yet.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is delighted that this year Lorry Week 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: “2020 sees 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, it’s been business as usual. Together they have kept our store shelves stocked with food and hospitals and care homes around the country stocked with PPE and medicines. The bottom line is that they have, and continue to keep us, safe and fed.
National Lorry Week provides the perfect opportunity for the nation to say ‘thank you’ to these unsung haulage heroes.
You can follow, or even better, get involved with National Lorry Week 2020 on Twitter @RHANEWS, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and RoadwayLive – the RHA’s own, free, news app, available to download from your app store.
For more information about National Lorry Week visit nationallorryweek.co.uk