Grundon help to kick off first-ever National Lorry Week

A national awareness campaign organised by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), which emphasises the importance of the road haulage industry, was launched on Saturday with the help of Grundon Waste Management. The theme of the campaign, which runs between Monday 26 and Saturday 31 October, is to ‘Love the Lorry’.

Grundon support RHA's 'Love the Lorry' week
Grundon support RHA’s ‘Love the Lorry’ week

The RHA National Lorry Week aims to provide an opportunity to appreciate the lorry, with UK hauliers inviting the nation to get up and personal with the vehicles, meet the operators and drivers, and learn more about careers driving Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs). It also provides an opportunity to find out what the industry is doing to reduce its impact on the environment and how they are installing advanced safety features to keep other road users safe.

Grundon and other members of the RHA, including J Godfrey & Son Ltd, Mor Cross Transport Services Ltd, AC Services and C G Eddolls, launched the National Lorry Week with an open day at the Kassam Stadium, home of Oxford United Football Club.

The launch event provided an opportunity for fans attending Oxford United’s home match against Barnet on Saturday 24 October to find out how lorries are playing a key role in driving the UK economy.

Grundon not only provided two state-of-the-art waste collection vehicles, which were on display outside the stadium, but also a vintage Albion which the company used to make collections during its formative years.

Speaking at the event John Stephens, Group Logistics Manager for Grundon said “We currently have a shortage of skilled drivers in the UK, so awareness campaigns such as National Lorry Week are a great way of engaging with the public and highlighting how rewarding a career as a LGV driver can be.

“Our support of the campaign coincides with a company-wide initiative to recruit trainee drivers. We’re looking to hire trainee drivers for our waste collection services in and around the Thames Valley. Successful candidates will receive a full training programme via an apprenticeship in order to become a fully qualified large goods vehicle driver. We’re looking for applicants who are aged 21 or over and possess a full UK driving licence.”

For more information about becoming a trainee LGV driver for Grundon Waste Management visit our careers page.

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