THE RHA is imploring the government to do more to save thousands of logistics firms who face ruin as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett warned that with no further government action a predicted wide scale business collapse could reduce logistics capacity by as much as 50%.
He said this would likely make it impossible for the sector to meet demand to fuel the economy’s recovery effort.
In an industry backed letter to the Prime Minister he set out a series of measures to help firms get through the pandemic and into the recovery phase including: grant funding, a fuel duty rebate and improvements to furlough rules.
A recent RHA survey found that 46% of the UK’s truck fleet is not operating and 25% of drivers are furloughed.