National Lorry Week is preparing to roll out again for the ninth consecutive year, with an aim to celebrate, educate and drive change in the industry.

The RHA organised event kicks off on 2 October with an invite-only launch at the business group’s brand new Peterborough HQ and includes the appearance of deputy lord lieutenant of Cambridge, John Bridge, who was national Chairman of the RHA from 1998 – 2001.

The RHA said its week-long campaign aimed to bring together the industry and the public with industry talent, policy drivers, MPs, members, logistics workers and innovators.

MD Richard Smith said: “It’s incredible to look back on the events of the last nine years. What a fantastic industry – we’ve been through thick and thin, the toughest times for many in living memory, yet our wonderful industry still drives forward incredible innovation, support and development.

“I am proud to be in this position - to support our members and celebrate with them.”

The full campaign of National Lorry Week events spanning across October will raise awareness of, and celebrate, all the work that the UK haulage industry does.

The industry will use the events to also drive awareness of the career opportunities within the logistics industry and raise awareness among young people.