• Road to Logistics

    THE ROAD Haulage Association and telematics company Microlise report that government has pledged £1m to support Road to Logistics, a not for profit scheme founded by the two organisations. ‘This is the culmination of three […]

  • 18,000th member

    FTA IS celebrating a major milestone after signing Bury St Edmonds based Thomas Ridley & Son Ltd as its 18,000th member. Paul Farrow, distribution manager at Thomas Ridley & Son Ltd, commented: ‘We are thrilled […]

  • reduction in fuel duty

    ALTHOUGH focusing on spending, the Road Haulage Association was disappointed that Chancellor Sajid Javid made no mention of the keenly anticipated reduction in fuel duty in September’s Spending Review. ‘Recently we have seen much speculation […]

  • generating revenue

    THE RHA says that a move to give councils powers to fine lorry drivers is about generating revenue. Local Government Association (LGA) has called on government to allow councils to enforce against moving traffic violations. […]

  • 50 Years Of VDO Tachographs

    TACHOGRAPHS for the HGV market in the UK were launched 50 years ago by Lucas Kienzle and in that time ongoing changes have seen moves from the original analogue tachograph, to Generation one (digital) and […]

  • Smart Tacho Legislation Boosts HGV Sales

    UK HGV registration figures for quarter two of 2019 indicated an increase by a massive 46% over last year, an unusually high leap, largely due to the implementation of the EU Smart Tachograph legislation on […]

  • Impact Of Fuel Duty Recognised

    LATE AUGUST newspaper reports suggested that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recognised the impact of fuel duty on the economy and RHA chief executive Richard Burnett was quick to respond: ‘After many years of tireless […]

  • (EORI) numbers

    THE ROAD Haulage Association is concerned that there is still much to be done to get businesses ready for Brexit, even although the government has finally announced that it will automatically enrol firms in a […]

  • trailer registration certificate

    COMMERCIAL trailers over 750kg and all trailers over 3,500kg must be registered before towing them through most mainland European countries to comply with road traffic regulations. This means that trailers making international and EU journeys […]