The RHA has slammed Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s criticism of HGVs for using trunk roads in heavy snow as “naïve in the extreme”. Sturgeon’s remarks came after several lorries and cars became stranded on the M80 in Scotland despite a red weather warning having been issued. RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “In many cases, particularly in isolated areas, an HGV will be the only vehicle with the capability of getting through. “The drivers of these vehicles should be […]
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