Howard Tenens have been experts in logistics for over 60 years, and a member of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) for over 30 of these. Tenens currently employs over 550 people across the UK, of which a depleting number of whom are newly qualified drivers.

To emphasise the importance of the road haulage industry, the RHA staged its inaugural national awareness campaign, RHA National Lorry Week, from the 26-31st October 2015. The theme of the campaign was to Love the Lorry. Richard Burnett, chief executive of the RHA explained: “85% of everything we buy, eat, wear and use is moved by a UK-registered lorry. This contributes £74.5bn to the UK economy. But more drivers are desperately needed. That could be you…”

Following the unprecedented success of the inaugural National Lorry week in 2015 the RHA announced that National Lorry Week 2016 will take place from 19th to 24th September 2016, and the theme for this year’s awareness week was “The Next Generation”.

Howard Tenens have paired up with the RHA in support of this and have wrapped 2 of their trailers to highlight the importance of this week and its impact on the logistics sector. Jamie Hartles, Tenens Logistics Director comments: “Our people are our greatest differentiator. We understand that it’s the teams on the floor and in our vehicles who ensure time and time again our customers receive the service they deserve. Tenens, along with our competitors have all been hit by the driver shortage within the UK, and National Lorry Week can really help raise awareness and highlight potential opportunities, so we’re thrilled to be part of it.”

The Howard Tenens vehicles were spotted driving around the UK during National Lorry Week and will remain wrapped to highlight potential opportunities for future drivers. If you would like to find out more about how to become a driver, or if you have any storage and distribution requirements please contact Howard Tenens on [email protected] or 08702 415 640.

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