Lymm Truckwash partnered with the Road Haulage Association (RHA) to hold a celebration for National Lorry Week on Thursday 19th November.
National Lorry Week takes place from 16th – 23rd November and celebrates the vital and often-overlooked road transport industry.
On Thursday 19th November, Lymm Truckwash held a Covid-19 compliant open day to celebrate the industry’s ‘HGV Heroes’. A range of companies, including D4Drivers Certas, RADCat, Washtec, Diomyx, Snap, NaVCIS, TT Club, Goodyear, D-Tec and Maple Fleet supported the event and provided promotional items and industry advice.
Laura Cardwell, Managing Director of Lymm Truckwash, comments “We’re very excited and honoured to have been chosen as the RHA’s member focus for the week. The event was a great way to say thank you to all the essential workers in the logistics industry and provide them with really useful advice during this tough time.”
Laura adds: “We took extra precautions to ensure Covid-19 guidelines were adhered to, including carrying out a risk assessment, displaying track and trace QR codes and employing an events manager to ensure social distancing rules were adhered to. The event took place outside, with restricted numbers and as trucks were getting washed as usual drivers didn’t even need to leave their cabins.”
Lymm Truckwash has remained open throughout the pandemic as an essential service to the supply chain and Laura played a vital part in relaying to the government the facilities that drivers needed.
Laura, comments: “We are not just a truckwash, we offer a warm welcome, support and great service to our drivers.
“We’re so glad we could support National Lorry Week, it’s fantastic opportunity to show our appreciation to the logistic workforce who transport and deliver 98% of our essential goods and have continued to work throughout the pandemic and multiple regional and national lockdowns.
“The event was a great way to celebrate our ‘HGV Heroes’. This year has demonstrated the power of companies coming together and working collaboratively and we’re so grateful for all the support we’ve received this year.”
Laura adds: “I want to say a massive thank you to all of the companies that supported the event and provided advice and promotional items. This is our first year hosting the event for NLW and we hope to do it again bigger and better next year!”.
RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett comments: “National Lorry Week showcases the vital role the road transport industry plays in our everyday lives and the team at Lymm Truckwash are always supportive of the RHA and the industry as a whole. Laura and the team have played a vital part in helping drivers throughout the year so it was great to see everyone come together to show their appreciation for the logistics industry and essential workers.”