The RHA has named an Aylesbury-based trucker the winner of HGV Heroes 2020 after he helped prevent a man falling to his death from a footbridge last year. Tom Reddy (pictured centre), who was working for Moran Logistics at the time, parked his truck under a bridge on the A47 just outside of Peterborough on 5 May 2020 as it looked like someone was going to jump onto the busy carriageway. He and another motorist scrambled up the verge and […]
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 […]
Operators could face financial penalties if they are discovered to be paying employed drivers incorrectly to evade tax, after the RHA highlighted the practice.
The RHA has warned that leaving the European single market and the European Union Customs Union “will inevitably add a degree of administrative cost” to UK operators and could slow down the supply chain.