Tag Archives: RHA

Truck drivers still being attacked on daily basis in Calais, say RHA

Truck drivers are still facing attacks on a daily basis in Calais, despite the closure of the ‘Jungle’ camp in October 2016, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has said. There are reportedly five or six attacks per day on HGV by people traffickers trying to get others into the UK, although the true number could be …

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Severn Bridge tolls reduced

HGVs using the two Severn Bridges on the M4 and M48 no longer have to pay VAT on the toll, meaning they are charged £16.70 rather than £20. This move is part of a plan to eventually abolish tolls on the roads, although a date has not yet been set for that. From today (8 January), the responsibility for the …

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Concern over effect new Met Police policy on investigating some low-level crime could have on truck drivers and hauliers

A new policy where the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) do not investigate some crimes could have an adverse effect on hauliers and truck drivers who operate in London, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA). It has been reported in the media that the MPS has introduced a new crime assessment policy where ‘lower-level, higher volume’ crimes such as vandalism, …

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Kent HGV parking trial could pose danger to drivers, RHA warns

Parking trials in Ashford in Kent, which see truck drivers facing the threat of being clamped if they park in certain places, could result in tired lorry drivers being forced to continue their journeys unsafely, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA). Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council’s new policy to clamp down on illegally parked HGVs came into …

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In-cab rest break crackdown could unfairly criminalise drivers, warns RHA

New rules on where drivers can take their full weekly rest breaks in their cabs, which come in on 1 November, could unfairly criminalise them, according to the Road Haulage Association. From 1 November, drivers must take their full weekly rest breaks in cabs in formal rest areas – such as service areas and truckstops. Those who take their weekly …

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