Monday, May 1, 2017

Road Haulage Group Appeals to Political Leaders to Attend to UK Freight Deficiencies

Pre-Election Manifesto Set Out
Shipping News Feature
UK – It would seem that, with election fever building both at home and amongst near neighbours, the fashion is for all and sundry to set out their manifestos. One of the first to throw a hat in the ring is the Road Haulage Association (RHA) which has come up with five points it believes are essential elements in support of the British freight industry.

The RHA maintains that, with Britain’s hauliers responsible for moving 85% of the UK economy, it is essential that the new administration understands and is sympathetic to the needs of the industry on which the entire population of the UK depends. The points which the organisation feels will help ensure the future stability and prosperity of the UK road haulage industry are:

  • Road investment and facilities to support competitiveness
  • The unfair fuel duty differential between the UK and the rest of Europe
  • Emissions and air quality and the need for a realistic HGV scrappage scheme
  • The skills shortage within the industry
  • Brexit, including measures to maintain border controls at Calais