The RHA has accused Border Force of ignoring the industry’s longstanding concerns about stowaways attempting to enter the UK and the lack of support for HGV drivers. Richard Burnett, chief executive for the RHA told BBC Radio 5 Live that Border Force was not on top of the situation: “My sense is that for a long time we have not been listened to,” he said. “We have not been taken seriously as an industry. For years we have been shouting […]
Major operators are throwing their weight behind a campaign to save TruckPol, led by MT’s sister magazine Commercial Motor, the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association. Since the withdrawal of its government grant last April, the freight crime intelligence unit has managed to survive on funding from the private sector, including haulage firms and insurance companies. However, without any government money available for the next financial year, the unit is unable to keep operating purely on industry support […]
The RHA and FTA have welcomed a consultation into exempting mechanics that drive goods vehicles to test centres from the scope of the Driver CPC.
Next year the speculation surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU becomes a reality. In the first of a series of briefings for members following several meetings with government ministers and officials, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett looks at the knowns and unknowns of Brexit.