Today sees the start of National Lorry Week 2020 in Northern Ireland. Despite, for obvious reasons, being a little different to Lorry Weeks gone by, the UK’s Road Haulage Association (RHA) is determined that this year’s awareness week will be the best yet.
Lorry Week 2020, which runs from November 16-22, has been endorsed by many politicians in the UK and by the Deputy Leader of Northern Ireland’s Social Democratic and Labour Party, Nicholla Mallon.
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 that 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’s 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.”
National Lorry Week provides the perfect opportunity for the nation to say ‘thank you’ to these unsung haulage heroes.
On Thursday, November 19 at 20:00 the RHA wants you to ‘Shine A Light’ for the logistics industry – for the truck drivers, warehouse staff, managers, technicians, mechanics, fitters etc. The ones that keep this great industry on the road.
It also asks that you please do all you can to spread the word and support the industry. Whether you shine a light on your building with your workforce or stand on your doorstep.
National Lorry Week will see events at schools, truck stops etc., in Northern Ireland. The RHA reminds everyone concerned that strict social distancing regulations will be maintained at all times.