Tag: RHA

RHA calls proposed changes to the Highway Code “Frightening and irresponsible”

Since 28th July 2020, the Department for Transport (hereby called Dft), has been holding consultation on proposed amendments to the Highway Code. The proposed goal of which is to "introduce a hierarchy of road users, clarify pedestrian and cyclist priority, establish safer overtaking." But the RHA has voiced concerns, as they believe the proposed changes will askew the legal liability for collisions towards HGV drivers and those operating larger road vehicles. Additionally, they point out that the new amendments will remove…

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The UK is facing a HGV Driver Crisis

MP's have already been warning for some time now that the current shortage of  heavy goods drivers in the UK is a ‘ticking time-bomb’ under the UK’s economic recovery. With some figure placing the shortfall at 60,000 drivers and with projections raising this to 257,000 drivers by 2022 the problem is a large and looming one. You can read more about this over at this link.

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HSE states ‘Drivers Must Have Proper Facilities’

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed that all drivers must be given access to toilets during their working day, following ardent campaigning from both the RHA and Truckers Toilets UK; as well as a re-examination of the workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) regulations 1992 - specifically Regs 20 & 21. This is in addition to paragraph 127 of the HSE guide to workplace transport safety; which state that loading & unloading areas must have easy & safe access…

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Local emissions plans heavily criticised by RHA

At the Microlise Transport Conference held in Coventry on 19th May 2018; Richard Burnett, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) gave Government guidance to local authorities a scathing review. During his conference speech, Mr Burnett drew attention to three consecutive court cases on air quality involving the non-profit environmental law organisation ClientEarth. Stating that the end result of the third case; that government must instruct local authorities to take action on air quality in 33 towns & cities,…

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