Who is a Commercial Driver?
Giving thanks to the biggest asset in the Transport Sector : Our Drivers
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TELETRAC NAVMAN AND BRAKE, THE ROAD SAFETY CHARITY, WE’RE PROUD TO SUPPORT THE "WHO IS A COMMERICAL DRIVER" CAMPAIGN.
They travel our streets every day, deliver essentials to save our communities, and keep us connected with those we love and miss. But we don’t even know who “they” are. So together we’re asking, at long last, “Who is a Commercial Driver?” as we recognise the real people behind the wheels, and their stories.
The pandemic has heaped masses of extra pressure on our commercial drivers, and yet without their continuous efforts, communities across the nation would have struggled without access to essential goods, services or healthcare. And it’s exactly because of this that we think it’s time to say something that’s long overdue: thank you.
This year, so many commercial drivers have been working tirelessly behind the scenes, day and night, sacrificing so much for everyone else around them.
Bob Winter from Driver Require Ltd who has been an HGV driver for over 40 years, says that this year has been particularly meaningful to him. “To think that most commercial drivers have been doing things so worthwhile for the UK recently, literally keeping us all fed” is a huge achievement.
Fellow driver Andrew Collins agreed, saying that working throughout the lock down was, to him, a privilege. “I was very grateful… working daily during that period gave me a sense of purpose, and a feeling of being really able to contribute.” A heartfelt message to sign off, Collins added a genuine “thank you to Driver Require, for helping me to help the nation, and the ones I love.”