RHA Plans To Get Scotland Moving

Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner used the RHA Scottish Conference to remind hauliers to keep on top of paperwork and the importance of due diligence on unknown trailers, delegates welcomed plans to increase the legal road speed for heavy commercials, and is your driver entering the right information into the digital tachograph? Kevin Swallow reports.
ROAD haulage is not alone in having to cope with staff shortages and rising operational costs. As a tightly regulated industry, operators can do little more than weather the storm. What the industry isn’t short on is platitudes and guidance.
Despite being unable to attend the RHA Scottish Conference, the Scottish government’s Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth MSP sent a pre-recorded message thanking the industry for its work through the pandemic and ‘to help mitigate the impacts of Brexit to help ensure food, drink and other essential items have been made available to the population’.
“Your efforts clearly demonstrate the importance of the logistics sector to the Scottish economy,” she stated, before adding that the devolved government is ‘absolutely committed’ to working with RHA members ‘to ensure that the path to decarbonising the road haulage industry can be as smooth a process as possible’.

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