Tag Archives: RHA

Call for evidence for inquiry into state of UK roads

Hauliers and truck drivers are being urged to take part in a government inquiry into the state of England’s local road network. Lilian Greenwood MP, chair of the Transport Select Committee, says that poor roads harm local economies, are dangerous for all road users, and the subsequent damage to vehicles is costly. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has welcomed the …

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Government policy that states planning applications should consider truck parking a “victory for common sense”, say RHA

The government’s announcement that planning policy and decisions should take into account truck parking provision is a “victory for common sense”, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has said. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s newly-released National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these should be applied. It …

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Transport associations hit out at M6Toll charge hikes

Midland Expressway’s decision to increase charges on the M6Toll from the end of July has been criticised by leading transport associations. From 6am on 30 July, prices will rise by 20p-50p for HGVs, depending on the journey made, and by 10p-30p for light goods vehicles. Prices will remain the same for night time journeys for all light and heavy goods …

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HerGV winner to begin LGV driving career after passing tests

The winner of the 2017 HerGV competition, Emma Walker, is ready to hit the road having passed her LGV test. M6toll’s HerGV competition was run in conjunction with the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Pertemps Driver Training and aimed to encourage more women to seek a career within the HGV industry. Emma’s HerGV prize package was worth over £3,000 and …

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RHA gives cautious welcome to new government Clean Air Strategy

The Road Haulage Association has given a cautious welcome to the government’s new Clean Air Strategy, which targets various sources of pollution, but there remain concerns over the future direction of policy for the haulage industry. The Clean Air Strategy, launched by environment secretary Michael Gove, sets out a range of proposals to cut air pollution in the UK by …

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Thousands more truck parking spaces to address shortages, government survey finds

A government survey has found that the number of trucks parking overnight across England is increasing, but that parking provision is not keeping up with that demand and thousands more spaces are needed to address the shortages that mean drivers have to park in laybys or industrial estates. In the month-long survey, prepared for the Department for Transport and Highways …

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RHA calls for investigation into why some hauliers are cheating emission standards

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called for an investigation into why some hauliers are modifying their vehicles to break the law or cheat emission standards. This call comes after Channel 4 broadcast ‘Dispatches – Britain’s Diesel Scandal’ on Monday, 9 April, which showed cheat devices by hundreds of hauliers to avoid using AdBlue, which turns harmful NOX emissions into …

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Many hauliers set to be hit by 20% rise in HGV Road User Levy

About half of UK hauliers are facing a 20% increase in the HGV Road User Levy from February 2019 after the government revealed changes to the scheme. In February 2019, UK-registered Euro 5 trucks and earlier will be hit with the rise, but the levy for Euro 6 vehicles will reduce by 10%. The move is part of the government’s …

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