The RHA has been active on all our behalves

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Road Freight & Logistics exists to highlight issues and challenges facing hauliers and coach operators. 

Over the past year The group has held evidence sessions on tackling freight crime, strategies to increase take up of low carbon fuels, discussed skills shortages, and strategised ways to minimise the financial burden on operators to support economic growth.

Most recently the RHA (Road Haulage Association) partnered with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Road Freight & Logistics in Parliament to hold an Annual General Meeting.

The RHA previously welcomed the Government’s pledge that some funds from the scrapped HS2 Birmingham to Manchester line will be re-directed to improving roads via ‘Network North.’

After reading the NIC findings, it is therefore seeking clarity from the government that the projects outlined in the Network North proposals will still go ahead as planned and we’re seeking assurances that they will go far enough to ensure the road network is fit for purpose.

The organisation continues to campaign for better driver facilities.

It argues “Commercial vehicle drivers are the backbone of our economy. It is crucial that drivers have access to proper roadside facilities if they are to effectively carry out their critical role of keeping our supply chains moving.”

It estimates that nationally there is an 11,000 lorry parking space shortage, resulting in many drivers having to take their rest periods in their vehicles at the side of the road with no access to hygiene facilities.

It wants to see lorry parking is embedded in all major National Highways building works, particularly Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and those that form part of the Road Investment Strategy and development of National Freight Network with truck parking facilities at its core.