Open for Entries - RHA Annual Lunch Awards

Celebrating Excellence in Road Haulage

To mark its 75-year anniversary, the RHA will be holding an extra-special award ceremony at this year’s Annual Lunch on 11 July 2019 at the London Hilton, Park Lane. 

This is your chance to shout out about the vital role road haulage plays in keeping the UK fed, watered, clothed and supplied.  We know there are several individuals out there that go above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the industry.  It’s time for you to be recognised for the part you play in this crucial industry. 

The RHA Award categories are as follows:

For more information, see below.

Hurry! The closing date is the 21 June 2019.


Haulier Diversity Award 

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As you know, the road haulage industry is not only suffering from a severe driver shortage but also is failing to attract new talent into the industry to work in the plethora of supporting roles.  Government statistics* show that by 2022, the haulage industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people. 

As people are the most important part of any business, Diversity and Inclusion needs to be an essential aspect of all that we do. Diversity is the way we are all different from one another and Inclusivity is making sure we all feel able to bring our whole self to work and that all our differences are celebrated.

We want you to tell us what your business is doing with regards to Diversity and Inclusion. Perhaps you have had success with recruiting people from disadvantaged backgrounds or reaching out to people looking to return to work after a career break?


Exemplary Employee Award

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Every day, hauliers from all over the UK go the extra mile and beyond the call of duty as they go about their work. The RHA wants to use the Annual Lunch as a the perfect opportunity to say thank you to those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the industry.

Do you have an employee who has assisted in an emergency, or a long-standing member of your team who gives makes an outstanding contribution to the day to day running of your business?

If so, complete the nomination form to enable us to thank them for their outstanding work. 


Livery of the Year Award

Trucks and trailers are often used as mobile billboards to present a strong, positive image of the company and the transport industry to the public.  

If you are proud of your vehicle and if it has a modern, stylish livery that gets its message across clearly and effectively, then enter this award category for your chance to shine. 


RHA Diamond Haulier Award

To mark its 75th Anniversary, the RHA will be presenting a special award to a haulage operation that has demonstrated professionalism, brand distinction and excellence as an employer.  The company will have a proven track record for compliance, safety and duty of care to its employees.   


Entry Requirements

  1. You must be a member of the RHA to enter.  If you would like to enter and are not currently a member, please ring 01733 261131.
  2. Entries must clearly demonstrate the specific qualities listed from 1 January 2018.
  3. All entries must be made via the RHA online form.  Entries in any other format will not be accepted.
  4. Your entry must be a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 750 words.
  5. Entries must be completed and submitted by Friday 21 June 2019. Any entries made after this date will not be considered by the judging panel.
  6. Up to 4 pages of photographic evidence to highlight your entry will be accepted with your entry.
  7. If you have any questions please contact