The RHA has named Samworth Brothers Distribution MD Richard Burnett as its new chief executive. He will take up his position when outgoing chief executive Geoff Dunning retires in August. While he joins the association from an operational background, Burnett has held numerous positions in large contract logistics companies, namely TDG, Hays Distribution and Wincanton. He began his career in logistics at TDG and over the course of his career has been responsible for the management of large contracts including […]
Road transport trade associations the FTA and RHA have welcomed the appointment of Beverley Bell as Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC). Bell, who has been acting STC since Philip Brown’s retirement last October, takes on her new role for at least the next four years. She will also continue as TC for the North West of England. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, says: “We welcome the appointment of Beverley Bell as STC, she knows the transport industry well and as acting […]
The freeze in fuel duty until the end of the current parliament will deliver “significant benefits to the British freight industry” according to the MD of one of the UK’s largest haulage firms.
The RHA is calling on the government to support the haulage industry after 6,500 responses within 36 hours to a survey of hauliers showed that 46% of the UK truck fleet – around 240,000 vehicles – is now parked up with no work.