Spreading the word

At the RHA we're passionate about spreading the word of haulage to women and the younger generation, but we need your help. Together we can inspire people to join this amazing industry.

Did you know these amazing facts about the UK haulage industry?

  • It's worth £74 billion to the economy
  • It's the UK's fifth largest industry employing 1.8 million people
  • It operates almost 500,000 trucks and employs 600,000 drivers
  • If you bought it we brought it - 85% of EVERYTHING we consume in the UK is carried by truck
  • By 2022 we need to recruit another 1.2 million people or we face a huge skills shortage

 

We need your help to spread the word of our haulage to encourage more women and young people to join the industry. 

 

How can you help?

  • Present to a local school, college or community group.
  • Download our slide deck and edit as you see fit. We've created one specifically aimed at women and one aimed at young people in general
  • Show the She's RHA video which demonstrates the different roles available in the industry. 
  • Download our Careers booklet or request some in the post from the RHA here
  • Talk passionately about our industry, tell people about your career path and what you enjoy about it, and inspire others to join us. 

 

Together we can make a difference

Don't forget to let us know if you are doing a careers presentation so we can promote it through our social media channels. Contact shesrha@rha.uk.net to let us know what you're doing, or if you have any questions about how you can spread the word.