Tag Archives: RHA

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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Drivers of older trucks hit with £10 T-Charge in London

Drivers of trucks that do not comply with the Euro IV exhaust standard must pay an additional £10 – on top of the regular £200 to enter London’s Low Emission Zone – to enter certain parts of London from today. The T-Charge applies to all vehicles that do not conform to Euro IV standards – most vehicles produced before 2006 …

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Road Haulage Association warns of border and customs chaos post-Brexit

The government must engage urgently with the haulage industry to avoid border and customs chaos after Brexit, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA). Speaking at a panel discussion titled ‘Brexit – Ready on Day One” at the House of Commons and hosted by MP for Dover, Charlie Elphicke, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said that the industry hasn’t had …

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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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