Following the result of the European Union referendum, which saw 52% of a 72% turnout vote to leave the EU, trade associations have warned the government that “quick work” will be required to steady nerves and avoid new costs and restrictions. Richard Burnett, chief executive at RHA, said: “This is an ‘earthquake moment’ for the whole country, the economy and our industry. We simply can’t take anything for granted. It’s vital that ministers and the Bank of England work quickly […]
A website for operators keen to swap or acquire rights to operate longer semi-trailers has been launched by the RHA. The longer semi-trailer permit exchange information board is free to use, and is non-profit making. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, tells MT that companies can make requests either in confidence through the RHA or advertise their identity online. “The RHA hopes the service will enable firms that do not currently have longer semi-trailer allocations to acquire them as well as […]
Only half the foreign-registered trucks visiting Northern Ireland are paying the HGV Road User Levy, NI minister of the environment, Mark Durkan, has suggested.
A new law requiring truck manufacturers to measure and publish the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new lorries has been given the green light by MEPs.