The wheels are in motion and the scene is set for the arrival of a showcase with a difference as Wexford Quayside will be transformed into a spectacular backdrop for a display of Trucks, HGVs and all associated with the Haulage Sector on the 15th & 16th of April during the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) Conference. As one of the countries key port counties Wexford has a long connection with the Haulage Industry and will rolling out the red carpet for all those involved with the sector.
Wright Insurance Brokers has a long standing association with the Transport sector and has been providing insurance solutions to the Haulage community for over 30 years. Presently Wright Insurance Brokers handles the insurance requirements of approximately 30% of the sector nationally. Selected as Wexford’s Large Company of the Year in the Wexford Chamber Awards, Wright Insurance Brokers will play a key role in welcoming members of the haulage community to Wexford. This welcome includes a Marquee on the Quay at which invited guests will enjoy the finest Wexford hospitality combined with a special performance by nationally acclaimed local band, Corner Boy. The Marquee on the Quay will also hold the official launch of the new HGV Driver Apprenticeship Programme, an initiative undertaken by the Irish Road Haulage Association IRHA to develop professionalism and excellence in driving amongst Irish fleet drivers and which is being heavily supported by Wright Insurance Brokers to secure insurance industry backing.
Tony Wright, CEO, Wright Insurance Brokers commented, ‘We are proud to be associated with the Irish Road Haulage Association in what has been a challenging time for the industry. We are also delighted to support the HGV Driver Apprenticeship Programme which has been negotiated by the IRHA with the Government. The aim of this apprenticeship is to promote HGV driving excellence on the road by building a panel of highly skilled drivers in Ireland, ensuring that the Irish economy and business is supported in the future by a professional industry which is crucial for the distribution of our products. We are working closely with the IRHA and our panel of Insurers to secure insurance solutions for drivers who successfully complete the programme.’
The haulage industry provides 50,000 direct jobs and contributes over €1bn to the Irish economy. In excess of 95% of freight moved nationally is transported by road making Ireland one of the most reliant countries in Europe on road transport. Wexford in particular is a main hub for the haulage sector which is vital in securing the future operation of Rosslare Europort. The addition of the new bypasses & road networks in the county will ensure that we are in prime position for further growth in the sector as it becomes even easier to transport goods by road nationally and straight out to Rosslare Europort.