The RHA has said that rather than sabre-rattling and pushing for powers to fine, local councils would be better served encouraging dialogue between residents and businesses if they want to cut the number of trucks breaching weight-limits. The comments came after The Local Government Association (LGA) attacked the road transport sector last week, calling for tough new powers to tackle “heavy haulage road rogues” apparently causing bedlam in small towns and villages by breaching weight limits. Under the Traffic Management […]
The FTA and RHA have welcomed the HGV Road User Levy Act, which became law yesterday (28 February).
Government plans to make HGV drivers bear the greatest responsibility for road safety have been condemned as “extremely dangerous” by the RHA this week.
Operators could face financial penalties if they are discovered to be paying employed drivers incorrectly to evade tax, after the RHA highlighted the practice.