The General Haulage Industry Could Lead the Way for Economic Growth

The General Haulage Industry Could Lead the Way for Economic Growth

The General Haulage Industry Could Lead the Way for Economic Growth

It has been rare over the past 5 years to hear about a particular sector in the UK doing well and thriving in this tough economy. The general haulage industry however has been one that has seen growth over the past 12 months and is showing signs of being a leading industry in the fight to spark all round economic growth.

Too often we all hear about job losses, cut backs and double or triple dip recessions – what you do not hear that often is the individual success stories.

MJ May Transport can vouch for the general haulage industry being in a state of upturn as opposed to downturn, we’ve had an extremely busy twelve months and this looks to be continuing as we head into quarter two of 2013 and towards the summer season.

Perhaps the powers that be should look at our sector as one where they could be pushing further investment into sections of society and the UK that could benefit from it such as;

• Training – Offering free or subsidised HGV driver training courses across the country to get more young people interested in going straight into a career in haulage or re-training people out of work to change their job role.

• Investment – Continued investment into the UK’s road network means less damage and wear and tear on vehicles which in turn means less cost to haulage operators. Money could also be spent on advertising campaigns to raise awareness of the opportunities in the sector which again would help reduce unemployment.

• Rewards/ Punishment – We hear stories all the time of firms being fined for breaking the law, they range from illegal drivers through to drivers doing too many miles without breaks – these firms should have their license revoked. This would encourage companies within the sector to work within the law and the whole reputation of the industry would improve as a result On the flip side road haulage firms who have never broken the law could be rewarded by perhaps being offered tenders and contracts for highly sought after work.

MJ May Transport can vouch for the general haulage industry being in a state of upturn as opposed to downturn, we’ve had an extremely busy twelve months and this looks to be continuing as we head into quarter two of 2013 and towards the summer season.

These are just a few ideas that could help with the continued growth of the sector and ensure that our industry continues to lead the way back to overall economic growth.

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