The RHA has called on political parties to put road freight at the heart of transport policy making ahead of the general election. Its election manifesto has highlighted five key areas which it says must be addressed to keep the economy moving: transition to net zero; the skills shortage; infrastructure investment – roads and lorry parking; fuel duty and Brexit RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett said he will continue working closely with government to tackle the industry’s major issues as […]
The RHA held a National Training Conference at Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum last month. Describing 2012 as the year Driver CPC ‘comes of age’ the day was dominated by discussion of this most emotive of subjects. Seen by some as the way forward to improve the sector’s image, others view it as a government cash-cow with too many “cowboys” delivering training. However, conference chairman Richard Fry started the day with the message that was consistently delivered throughout: Whatever you think […]
7) Richard Burnett Title: Chief executive RHA For the general public, Richard Burnett is the face of the road transport industry. When he became chief executive of the RHA in summer 2014 Burnett would hardly have believed he would have to be a man for a crisis. But life isn’t always that straightforward.