Tag Archives: Road Haulage Association

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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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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Call for extra security at Calais after truck hijack incident

Hauliers are being warned to be extra vigilant after a HGV driver was assaulted and his truck stolen in Calais by a gang who were apparently attempting to smuggle migrants cross the Channel. Following this incident, where the driver was attacked with a brick and hospitalized with serious head injuries, The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called for extra security …

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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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