Thursday, April 18, 2013

Road Haulage Group Announces Free Road tolls for Freight Trucks!

Busy M6 MIdland Expressway Link Open Without Charge in July to Registered Hauliers
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UK – The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has announced that negotiations with M6 Toll road operator Midland Expressway have resulted in an exclusive deal for RHA members to use the road free-of-charge during the month of July. This month-long trial will allow members to have the benefit of the toll road without cost to see if it suits their business. The M6 is well-known as a route for traffic travelling through the Midlands and the number of junctions means it is well suited to freight trucks making collections or deliveries to adjacent sites. In addition, the service area on the route is also useful as stopping point; the truck parking area normally has plenty of space and is quiet at night.

Midland Expressway is making the offer available to all RHA members who are not currently account holders. It will run from Monday, 1 July for 31 days and will end at Midnight on 31 July. A special M6 Toll card pass will be issued, which drivers will show to toll assistants to gain free access to the road. It is anticipated that members in the trial will switch 100% of their usage from the M6 to the M6 Toll for the duration of the trial. RHA Chief Executive Geoff Dunning said:

“This offer comes as a result of lengthy discussions between ourselves and Midlands Expressway as to how the road could be made more attractive to RHA members as a viable option. We are confident that the savings to be had in terms of reduced congestion and pollution will be considerable. It’s a great opportunity for members in the Midlands and further afield and we urge as many as possible to sign up to the free trial.”

RHA members who wish to participate will deal directly with Midland Expressway. They should forward the Company name; depot location; Contact name, telephone and email address for the person responsible for receiving transaction reports and monitoring usage; Contact name, telephone and email address for the person responsible for distributing the passes, (if different from previous contact details) plus total number of vehicles taking part (one pass per vehicle is required) and registration details of each of the vehicles, to   

The closing date for this offer is May 17th. Passes and a guide to the road will then be issued to participating companies during June.