Tag Archives: Road Haulage Association

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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Government commits extra £100 million to repair potholes

The government has committed an extra £100 million to repair local roads affected by potholes and storm damage, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced. This funding – which the government claims is enough to repair almost two million potholes and help protect roads from future severe weather – is in addition to the £75 million funding already given to councils …

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Warning over reports of truck drivers being ‘gassed’ by thieves

Truck drivers are being warned to be vigilant after reports of criminals ‘gassing’ drivers before stealing good from their trucks. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) cites an incident where a haulier was parked overnight on an industrial estate in the West Midlands and woke up the next morning to find that thieves had slashed the curtain on one side of …

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Crumbling roads blamed for spike in pothole-related breakdowns

A spike in pothole-related breakdowns since the recent severe weather has been blamed on a lack of investment by the government in the road network in recent years. The RAC has responded to an average of 218 call-outs per day between Sunday 4 March and Tuesday 6 March, compared with 104 per day in the previous month, according to the …

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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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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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RHA and FTA welcome government plan to invest in A roads

Trade organisations the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Freight Transport Association (FTA) have both welcomed the government’s announcement of plans to invest £100 million to upgrade 5000 miles of A roads. The government has released its consultation on the Major Roads Network (MRN), which proposes that 5000 miles of A roads are brought into scope for new funding from the …

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