Driver Hire network supports National Lorry Week
As the leading transport & logistics recruitment franchise, Driver Hire is a key partner in this year’s National Lorry Week (16-22 September).
Now into its 5th 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):
- 98% of all goods consumed in the UK are transported by road,
- Haulage and logistics provides jobs for 2.54m people making it the UK’s fifth largest employer,
- Annually, the sector contributes £124bn of value to the UK economy.
“There are around 600,000 goods vehicle licence holders in the UK and 524,500 commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes registered in the UK. “
Organised by the RHA, along with Driver Hire, other partners are Goodyear (the tyre manufacturer) and Snap Account (a payment system for heavy goods vehicles).
“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. We’ve 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.
Pic: Michelle Ramsey (Recruitment consultant, Driver Hire Bradford) with Driver Hire customer Neil Marklew (Transport & Warehouse Manager, Ramsey Timber Products)