Tag Archives: RHA

HMRC make concessions on overnight allowances for drivers

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued new guidance on overnight allowances for drivers, which include changes designed to make it easier for drivers to produce evidence of their expenses. This move comes after sustained pressure from and months of negotiations with the Road Haulage Association (RHA) after its members complained that the new rules, introduced in April this year, …

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Platooning trial to begin in 2018, government announces

Trials of ‘platooning’ – where up to three HGVs travel in convoy, with acceleration and braking controlled by the lead vehicle – will begin in the UK by the end of 2018, the government has announced. But concerns have been raised about the safety of such systems. While the lead vehicle has control over speed and braking, all lorries in …

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RHA concerned by reports of attacks on UK-bound hauliers by migrants

UK-bound hauliers are facing the threat of attacks and intimidation from migrants for the third summer in succession – and security needs to be urgently increased to tackle this, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA). The RHA said it is “deeply concerned” for the lives of UK-bound hauliers who are reporting experiencing attacks by migrants as they approach Calais …

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Trade associations call for better facilities for truck drivers

More action from the government is needed to address the poor state of many truckstops and a lack of facilities for drivers, leading trade associations have said. The issue of a lack of places that have showers – or even toilets in some cases – is one of the biggest concerns among drivers. Jim French, chair of the Road Transport …

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Planned Ultra Low Emission Zone for London set to hit hauliers financially

London mayor Sadiq Khan has outlined plans for an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to be introduced into central London in 2019, which would see HGVs that do not meet Euro 6 emission standards charged £100 per day to enter the capital. Khan is also proposing to expand the ULEZ across Greater London for heavy diesel vehicles, including buses, coaches …

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Truck drivers warned of summer of ‘migrant mayhem’ ahead at Calais

Truck drivers going through the Port of Calais this summer could face attack and the risk of people trying to board their lorry as they try to make it into the UK, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned. Richard Burnett made this warning after a fact-finding trip to Calais on 23-24 March with journalists from …

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RHA welcomes government u-turn over increase in NI contributions for self-employed

The government has abandoned its plans to increase National Insurance (NI) contributions for self-employed people, Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced. The u-turn – coming just a week after the measure was announced in the Budget – has been welcomed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), who said it would have had a serious adverse impact on owner-drivers. If the plan …

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