Why Jack’s our hero…
This is Jack. He’s worked in the industry since 2016 and he’s autistic. During the week he worked hard at Scania, spending every weekend throughout the summer helping a local farmer by fault-finding and fixing equipment, mowing and feeding livestock.
Jack then decided to take a break from farm work and began the commute to Buxton in the Peak District. While there he met his uncles and cousins who have worked in haulage since the ‘70s. Jack was inspired. As a result he paid for a RHA IRTEQ Technician’s certification course and undertook another on fleet operations and maintenance delivered by the RHA training team. Between October and December he covered over 2,000 miles in 10 days to go back and forth to complete his HVAC and F-Gas courses. All of this hard work and determination has paid off and Jack now owns his own fridge trailer that he maintains himself and rents out.
Jack has always loved lorries and has been nominated by his sister, Lauren, who would love to see him be recognised as an RHA Hero. He really is a shining example of someone with a condition who, rather than let it define him, has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true through sheer hard work and determination.
Would you like to see more of our heroes?
We’re highlighting some of the fantastic work that our road hauliers have been doing recently, across multiple disciplines, skills and qualifications, in order to keep our country going during these challenging times.
Meet more of the RHA heroes who have been making a difference…