On the 19th and 20th of September Eddie Stobart went all out at Truckfest North West to treat its employees and invite a new crop of drivers into its ranks.
The weekend was packed full of events and attractions, with appearances in the main paddock from the monster truck Swamp Thing, motorcycle stunt duo Broke FMX, stars of reality TV show Lizard Lick Towing, and, of course, a procession of new trucks from the attending transport companies.
Elsewhere, hauliers from all over the country had turned out to show their trucks; from one-man truckers to pan-European multimodal companies. Festivalgoers were treated to all manor of weird and wonderful trucks, plus fairground rides, barbecues and even the chance to take a ride in a monster truck, with Lucas Oils. And on the Saturday evening, Truckfest favourite The 80s Project brought the party to the trucking fans with live music and entertainment.
Eddie Stobart made their presence felt with an impressive set-up directly opposite the main paddock. They brought along a specially-kitted-out trailer where drivers could sit and speak with recruitment advisors and driver trainers to learn more about what it’s like to drive for the most recognised company on the UK’s roads.
Over the weekend the recruitment team spoke to over 100 potential new drivers.
The company also wanted to take the opportunity to thank its employees for all their hard work, and over the weekend laid on hospitality for all employees, with great food and drinks served all day by a team of waiting-on staff. The hospitality tent saw more than 250 employees - including a number of senior directors - over the two days, some of whom had travelled far and wide, bringing with them their families and friends to enjoy the truckfestivities.
The company would like to thank Rachel Simpson, Special Projects Manager, and her team for arranging the event and for doing a great job of looking after the employees.