Ministers have agreed that charging operators working in urban areas should be a “last resort”, after four of the industry’s leading trade associations spoke to MPs about preventing HGVs from being priced out of operating in cities. The RHA, FTA, BVRLA and National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) met with Jesse Norman and environment minister Therese Coffey to outline their concerns about local authorities rushing plans for clean air zone (CAZ) regulations without giving the road transport sector due consideration. The […]
The health benefits from London’s Low Emission Zone have failed to materialise because levels of harmful particles have not changed, an influential group of MPs has been told.
by Jack Semple, RHA, director of policy Cycle safety concerns have come to the boil, as six cyclists were killed in London in just 12 days, four after colliding with HGVs. Tragic, terrible incidents that are the result of problems for which there is no quick fix. And as the RHA has sought to make clear, it is far from just being about trucks – it is about inadequate infrastructure, a range of bad cyclist behaviour and a need for […]
The DVSA is considering allowing operators within its Earned Recognition scheme to conduct their own annual tests.