Membership of this group is open to members who specialise in the carriage of livestock or dairy products. Specialist RHA Conditions of Carriage which have become the industry standard are available for livestock transport. Also available are RHA Conditions for the carriage of bulk liquids for milk hauliers.
The group aims to protect the interests of members in sector-specific matters and to provide advice and useful information. The group works through the secretary and an elected committee which meets three times a year.
The group maintains formal and informal communication with government and its agencies, including the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. It also has regular dialogue with other representative trade bodies, including the Agricultural Industries Confederation, the National Farmers Union and UK Certification Agencies
All group members are encouraged to provide input into issues emanating from government, including: DfT, DVSA, DVLA, the HSE and other bodies that may affect group member activities.