Roadway Update 8 July 2020

8th July 2020

COVID-19 Transport recovery report not good enough

The RHA is disappointed with the Campaign for Better Transport (CfBT) “Covid-19: Renewing the transport system” paper, as it largely ignores the need to move goods and is overwhelmingly centred on inner urban transport.

This is another missed opportunity to take a fresh look at not just what people need from transport, but also how we support the economy as we move to a zero-carbon cleaner future.

You can read more on this story on RoadwayLive here

How can we prepare for post-transition trading with no information?

The RHA is calling on government to provide the systems and information that businesses need to prepare for post-transition trading.

This follows news that the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) IT system will be faced with more than six times as many customs declarations than it was designed for, and is yet to be tested.

You can read more on this story on RoadwayLive here.

RHA gives evidence at Transport Committee hearing

Today, 8 July, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett gave evidence to Government’s Transport Committee on the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the UK's haulage industry.

Here’s a brief synopsis of his response here.

How to send toilet denial complaints directly to HSE

The RHA is calling for HGV drivers who have been denied access to toilet facilities to bring their complaints directly to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible.

HSE and the RHA are working to ensure that the legal right of lorry drivers to access toilet facilities is being upheld.

You can read more on this story on RoadwayLive here.

RHA classrooms reopened this week

The RHA’s in-person training facilities are now open again, with new health and safety measures in place.

The Association has taken a number of precautions to ensure that everyone remains safe as we deliver expert face-to-face training during the coronavirus pandemic.

Take a look at this video to see the changes we’ve made.

HGV Heroes

Nominations for HGV Heroes are still pouring in, but there’s still time to submit an individual, team or organisation in the haulage industry who you think has gone the extra mile to keep the UK going during the coronavirus pandemic.

You can find out more about the RHA’s HGV Heroes campaign, and nominate your own heroes, here.