The RHA is actively exploring options to help hauliers through the COVID-19 crisis with government ministers. These include immediate cashflow injections, enforced payment holidays with leasing companies, banks and fuel suppliers and further measures to protect employees’ wages to safeguard our critical driver workforce both now and for when volume increases.

"To enable this, the government will need to provide far more radical financial support to ensure transport operators survive. It is therefore imperative that we can accurately relay information back to government so that they can provide this support where it is needed the most," said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett. "Is your business struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? How is your business managing? What do your staff sickness levels look like? Can your drivers still access toilets, washing and refreshment facilities? Are you having issues with the provision of fuel?

"This intelligence is imperative so that we can give an authoritative view back to government and help them to understand where the issues are."

Any information collected will be handled in the strictest  confidence. Email and include a telephone number and post code so that the RHA can handle any enquiry as quickly as possible.