4th Aug, 2020

Warwickshire Police unit nominated as 'HGV Heroes'

Ian Hughes 5th Jul, 2020

WARWICKSHIRE Police’s Commercial Vehicle Unit has been nominated by their peers as ‘HGV Heroes’

The nomination was made on the Road Haulage Association website www.hgvheroes.co.uk and recognises that throughout the pandemic the unit has continued to work with commercial vehicles across the county, ensuring that HGV drivers are taking the appropriate breaks, paying the HGV levy, securing their loads and adhering to CDG regulations.

Within the Midlands, Warwickshire’s CVU are regional leads, but also lead nationally on Operation Tramline – Highways England’s unmarked HGV that is used on the network ensuring that all road users are adhering to the law.

As HGV drivers themselves, the CVU are passionate about driving and keeping the sector safe, educating and only using enforcement when necessary.

Speaking for the team, PS Carl Stafford said “We are humbled to be recognised by our peers for the work we have been doing within the commercial vehicle community.”

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said it was a feather in the cap for Warwickshire Police.

He added: “What pleases me most is that the increased focus and investment, I have helped bring about, to improve road safety in the county has been recognised.”

The work of the unit can be followed on twitter – showing latest vehicle stops and checks – using the hashtag #CVUWarks.

The HGV Hero campaign was established by the RHA to highlight some of the work road hauliers have been doing recently to keep our country going during these challenging times.

The road transport industry is one of the most important industries in the UK. It is essential for businesses and delivers everything that we rely on in our day to day lives, with 95 per cent of all goods in the UK at some point travelling by road.

The sector is also the fith largest in the UK, employing over 2.5million people – from drivers, engineers, project managers, logistics coordinators to web developers, data scientists, coders, designers and more.

Visit www.hgvheroes.co.uk to nominate a ‘HGV Heroes’.

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