Driver Hire supports National Lorry Week
Driver Hire, as the leading transport & logistics specialist recruitment company, is a key partner in this year’s National Lorry Week (15-21 September).
Now into its 4th year, National Lorry Week celebrates the often overlooked role that lorries – and the road transport industry in general – play in our everyday lives.
“Without the lorry, supermarket shelves would be empty, we’d soon be running short of petrol and UK industry would quickly grind to a halt,” says Simon Johnston, Network Development Director, Driver Hire.
“According to the Road Haulage Association (RHA), 89% of the UK’s food and agricultural products and 98% of all consumer products and machinery are transported by road. That makes the industry the UK’s fifth largest employer with around 600,000 goods vehicle licence holders. There are 493,600 commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes registered in the UK. Annually road transport generates £124bn of value to the UK economy.”
Organised by the RHA, National Lorry Week launched at Truckfest North West in Cheshire at the weekend. Along with Driver Hire, other partners are Goodyear (the tyre manufacturer) and Snap Account (a national payment system for heavy goods vehicles). Throughout the week another National Lorry Week partner, Vision Express, will be offering free eye tests from their mobile unit at locations around the UK. Driver Hire will be flying the flag at each stop.
“Support for national events is another element of the outstanding all-round support we offer our franchisees. They’re registering their support for ‘National Lorry Week’ through social media which all helps to raise their profile amongst clients and drivers. Driver Hire’s in-house marketing team has recently been nominated for a Franchise Marketing Award and this is another example of how we help our franchisees run highly successful businesses,” Simon concludes.