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20 Aug, 2015, 16:22 BST RHA Gets Assurance for Further Government Co-operation on Calais

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 ...


09 Apr, 2015, 17:40 BST Election 2015: Labour's Careers Pledge Must Include Logistics Sector Says RHA

The Road Haulage Association notes today's announcement from the Labour party, pledging to introduce face-to-face careers advice in schools if it...


19 Mar, 2015, 11:59 GMT George Osborne Fails to Address Driver Shortage

Chancellor George Osborne has failed to make a commitment to targeted funding for hauliers despite intensive lobbying by the Road Haulage Association ...


24 Jul, 2014, 12:25 BST Speed Limit Increase is "a Win for All Road Users" Says Road Haulage Association

The Road Haulage Association welcomes the news that the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles travelling on single carriageway roads in England and...


02 Jul, 2014, 00:01 BST Richard Burnett Appointed Chief Executive of the Road Haulage Association

The Road Haulage Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Burnett as its new Chief Executive. A logistics and supply chain...


28 May, 2014, 16:29 BST Road Haulage Association Launches its Highly Respected Haulage Manual as an eBook

The Road Haulage Association, keeping up with modern publishing trends, has launched the 2014 Haulage Manual as an eBook. It is available now on...


21 Jan, 2014, 16:27 GMT Road Haulage Association Says 'No' to the Temptation of Drinking and Driving

The Road Haulage Association is disappointed at the news that today sees the opening of the first 'motorway pub' at the Beaconsfield service area at...


05 Dec, 2013, 17:56 GMT Fuel Duty Frozen but More Could Have Been Done Says Road Haulage Association

The Road Haulage Association is disappointed at today's news that although the Chancellor confirmed his pledge to freeze fuel duty until next year,...


03 Dec, 2013, 13:22 GMT Road Haulage Association Welcomes Decision to Abandon A14 Toll Proposals

The Road Haulage Association is delighted that the controversial plans to implement a toll on a stretch of the planned new A14 (the Huntingdon...


16 Aug, 2013, 00:01 BST "Increase in Enforcement Should Equate to a Decrease in Accidents" Says Road Haulage Association

 The Road Haulage Association welcomes today's news that police officers will now be able to issue fixed penalties for tail gating and for general...


27 Jun, 2013, 13:55 BST "Open for business" Demands Quality Roads Says Road Haulage Association

The Road Haulage Association welcomes the acknowledgement by Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, that millions of people rely on our...


13 Jun, 2013, 09:56 BST Road Haulage Association M6 offer - No Pass, No Free Passage

 That's the message from the operators of the M6 Toll Road, Midlands Expressway Limited Pete Cleaver, Midland Expressway Director of Tolling...


15 May, 2013, 12:28 BST Road Haulage Association Welcomes Oil Price Investigations

The Road Haulage Association is delighted to learn that a formal investigation into the issue of oil price fixing is finally under way. Commenting,...


20 Mar, 2013, 15:23 GMT Road Haulage Association Welcomes Chancellor's Decision Cancel Fuel Duty

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the Chancellor's decision to cancel fuel duty. But the fact remains that UK hauliers are still paying the...


19 Mar, 2013, 16:16 GMT Road Haulage Association Budget Comment, 20 March 2013

The Road Haulage Association, represents 7,000 transport operators who, between them, run approximately 100,000 HGVs and provide vital services...


30 Jan, 2013, 15:20 GMT "Office of Fair Trading Response is a Whitewash" Says Road Haulage Association

The Road Haulage Association is bitterly disappointed at the news that the Office of Fair Trading does not intend to pursue its investigations into...


11 Jan, 2013, 16:05 GMT "Snow-Chaos Must Be Averted," Says Road Haulage Association

The UK weather outlook for the weekend and next week is cold and wintery. "Let us hope that the latest gloomy weather outlook won't cause the usual...


05 Dec, 2012, 15:23 GMT Autumn Statement Brings Good News for Hauliers

The Chancellor's announcement that there will be an extra billion pounds investment in roads comes as good news to the Road Haulage Association....


05 Dec, 2012, 15:21 GMT RHA Welcomes Chancellor's Fuel Duty Decision

The Road Haulage Association is pleased that the Chancellor has taken notice of the mass voice of users of road fuel, in particular, the thousands of ...


15 Oct, 2012, 16:39 BST Fuel Pricing Transparency Must go Ahead Says Road Haulage Association

- With Photo The Road Haulage Association fully supports the move by Robert Halfon, Tory MP for Harlow, as he prepares to table a Private Members...


17 May, 2012, 13:35 BST ROADWAY Magazine Goes Global!

The Road Haulage Association is pleased to announce an industry first. Its monthly journal, ROADWAY, is the UK's first dedicated road haulage and...


10 May, 2012, 14:06 BST "Common Sense has Prevailed" Says Road Haulage Association

The Road Haulage Association is pleased that the tanker drivers at the heart of the long-running dispute have voted against strike action in a...


25 Apr, 2012, 16:54 BST Fuel Prices are Holding the Economy Back, Says the Road Haulage Association

The Road Haulage Association has reacted strongly to today's news that the economy has shrunk by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012. "Of course we are ...


16 Apr, 2012, 11:57 BST Stop Diesel Profiteering Now, Says Road Haulage Association

Clear evidence of naked profiteering by fuel retailers is revealed today by the Road Haulage Association "We have no doubt that diesel prices at the...


29 Mar, 2012, 17:38 BST Fuel Duty Increase is 'Unthinkable' Says Road Haulage Association

Economic recovery is massively dependent upon a strong logistics industry and for many transport operators, the prospect of a 3ppl fuel duty increase ...