Stobart 15.65m longer semi

A website for operators keen to swap or acquire rights to operate longer semi-trailers has been launched by the RHA.

The longer semi-trailer permit exchange information board is free to use, and is non-profit making.

Jack Semple, RHA policy director, tells MT that companies can make requests either in confidence through the RHA or advertise their identity online.

"The RHA hopes the service will enable firms that do not currently have longer semi-trailer allocations to acquire them as well as providing for changes among existing allocation holders," he says.

"It is clear that due to technical and operational factors that were not clear three months ago, there is a need for an exchange platform.