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  • RHA Fuel Card – Challenge us to save you money!

    RHA Fuel Card – Challenge us to save you money!

    29th October 2018

    Fuel is a key component and large expense of operating HGVs, so no transport company can afford not to regularly review their fuel strategy. Scrutinising all aspects of fuel buying and usage will pay dividends. We are offering all members…

  • Police mount crackdown on driver eyesight

    Police mount crackdown on driver eyesight

    20th October 2018

    Police forces in Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands have run a month-long campaign targeting driver eyesight, revoking the licences of those who don’t pass the 20 m numberplate check. Throughout September, anyone stopped by Road Policing Officers in these…

  • Ministers and RHA clash over Direct Vision permit scheme

    Ministers and RHA clash over Direct Vision permit scheme

    20th October 2018

    The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called on ministers and London mayor Sadiq Khan to work with the industry to “support, devise and implement” national and international vehicle standards (including the possible retrofit of equipment), rather than push ahead with…

  • Scania restarts V8 production and sales

    Scania restarts V8 production and sales

    22nd August 2018

    Scania has begun the “challenging process” of reducing its backlog of truck orders built up after a delivery and order stop caused by a lengthy strike at one of the manufacturer’s main casting suppliers. “This is probably the worst disruption…

  • Freightlink lightens the load of trucking into Europe

    Freightlink lightens the load of trucking into Europe

    1st August 2018

    If you’re finding yourself sat in a Truck Stop with your morning brew and bacon butty, ferry bound, ask yourself have you booked with Freightlink? If not; why? We know how difficult it can be to organise your own passage…

  • New map reveals UK’s riskiest roads

    New map reveals UK’s riskiest roads

    26th July 2018

    A new map revealing the UK’s most dangerous roads has been produced using fatality data gathered by the Department of Transport and the Police Service of Northern Ireland over a five-year period. The map identifies the most high-risk highways and…

  • Scania halts V8 sales & deliveries due to supplier strike

    Scania halts V8 sales & deliveries due to supplier strike

    5th July 2018

    Scania has announced it is unable to fulfil its deliveries to customers of more than 2000 trucks ordered with V8 engines due to an ongoing strike at one of its crucial suppliers of cast engine components New sales of industrial and…

  • Transport sector sees 96% drop in retained profits

    Transport sector sees 96% drop in retained profits

    22nd June 2018

    Retained profits in the transport and logistics sector decreased by 96.0 per cent compared to the same period a year ago, according to new figures. In addition, the volume of bad debt owed to the sector reached over £2.8m, up…