After checking whether everyone has been nice, rather than naughty, the big man in the red coat loads up his sleigh and takes off with his reindeer to make his big yearly delivery of Christmas goodies. Alongside to help, are friendly trained HGV drivers. They ensure all homes throughout the UK have been well stocked with all kinds of Christmas joy and happiness. When the holiday season approaches, supermarkets everywhere are stocking shelves full of mince pies, Baileys, chocolates and sweets. These items unfortunately do not arrive thanks to the work of Father Christmas. They do not get on the shelves themselves. Every slice of turkey, every sip of After Eight is brought to you via a wonderful journey on the back of a lorry. They do this in impressive volumes, as well.
Turkey’s Don’t Trot Themselves Into Your Kitchen
You already knew this, but did you know that Britain has been a nation of turkey diners since the end of World War II rations? Today, the UK eats a tremendous 10 million birds at the holidays. Of course, they need help getting to you and they do this with the help of lorries and containers brought to you by HGV.
They begin their route from various farms and get to your fork with the help of a great number of HGV lorries. The HGV lorries will transport the turkeys to wholesalers, butchers and supermarkets. Their travels begin just ahead of the time when they are most sought after by consumers. However, these birds do not travel by way of just any lorry.
In fact, according to HGV News, by the end of this past November, Bernard Matthews had ordered six new refrigerated lorries. His company already has 35 lorries ready to do turkey transportation, but the addition to the fleet was needed in order to meet the high demand of consumers for this holiday staple…
Other Christmas Favourites Delivered by HGV
Christmas trees. You see them stocked at the garden centre, the grocer, the supermarket and many other retailers. They arrive at the start of December accompanied by a store assistant dressed up a bit like an elf. Each year, UK residents buy over 8 million real Christmas trees for their homes and offices. You do know how they travel from forest or farm to store, don’t you? HGV, of course.
UK residents eat lots of turkey at Christmas, but even more pudding. HGV drivers have to work quite a bit to get puddings onto shopping shelves. Over 25 million Christmas puddings are delivered nationwide. It is any wonder gym memberships skyrocket after the holidays in January?
Sprouts are another part of Christmas that cannot be forgotten. If you love them or hate them, they make their presence known in December with over 8500 tonnes of them being shipped to shops everywhere. They make it to plates all over the UK just in time for the Queen’s speech thanks to HGV.
Booze and Brews
A nation of tipplers, the UK would be aghast if no spirits were made bright at Christmas through a variety of bevvies. How many does HGV bring to the nation? 35 million bottles of wine, 82 million bottles of Baileys and millions of pints of beer get to happy folks with the help of HGV lorries.
Finally, over 300 million Christmas crackers get put into shops in time for being pulled amid all the festivities. It all happens with the help of HGV deliveries. Christmas highlights the essential role that we play for the community and the economy alike, helping make spirits bright.2016-02-18