LONDON, August 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
During today's visit by Theresa May to Calais to sign a joint agreement with the French Interior Minister, aimed at tackling the migrant crisis, Road Haulage Association Chief Executive Richard Burnett asked for the Home Secretary's assurance that the government will work closely with the RHA to continue to reduce this problem.
Commenting, Richard Burnett said: "This is vital, particularly if the location of attacks on our members' vehicles moves further out from the Port and Tunnel areas as we suspect will be the case. I am pleased that she gave that assurance."
The RHA welcomes other measures included in today's signed agreement include:
- The deployment of extra French policing units
- Additional UK resources to secure the Eurotunnel railhead including fencing, CCTV, flood lighting and infrared detection technology, and stronger security within the tunnel itself
- Additional freight search teams, including detection dogs
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The Road Haulage Association is the only UK trade association dedicated solely to the needs of UK road transport operators. It provides an ever-increasing range of services and benefits to its members who, between them, operate tens of thousands of commercial vehicles. The RHA actively campaigns on behalf of its members and the haulage industry as a whole at local, national and international level and constantly strives to ensure that policy makers fully understand the vital role of road haulage within the UK economy.
SOURCE Road Haulage Association