RHA launches additional memberships

17th August 2020

The RHA will represent logistics staff, transport managers and van operators as it launches three new membership offerings today (Monday 17 August).

In a move informed by industry feedback, the Association is extending membership beyond its business-owner-orientated base for the first time.

Two of the new offerings have been devised with individuals in mind:

Professional Membership which is aimed primarily at transport managers, will support those who carry out legally defined duties, and offers access to the RHA Helpdesk.

Individual Membership gives logistics staff, retired hauliers and non-industry partners the opportunity to hear direct from the RHA, and get access to a package of benefits such as campaigning information, event discounts and the RHA Benevolent Fund.

Van Membership will give operators access to the RHA Helpdesk, Conditions of Carriage and the opportunity to earn the advantage of an RHA accreditation in an otherwise unregulated sector.

RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett said that bringing new groups into membership will strengthen the industry’s voice and mean that more people in the sector will benefit from what the RHA can offer.

“This is a significant step for the RHA – one which many in the sector have urged us take over the years. It’s vital that we evolve in the right way and further cement our place as an organisation which sets the agenda, champions compliance and pushes for positive change in the industry.

“We’re delighted to welcome these new voices to join with the thousands of road transport operators already in membership.”

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Notes to editors

RHA Membership Brochure

Member Benefit Checklist


Van Membership includes an accreditation scheme which will stress the importance of compliance and regular maintenance regimes.

The package is aimed at companies which operates vans, whether on their own or as part of a mixed fleet.

Features and Benefits 

  • Full Helpdesk access

  • RHA van accredited audit

  • Policy and campaigning information

  • Electronic communications/updates

  • Direct debit payment

  • Operators’ Handbook

  • Use of RHA ‘Van’ logo

  • Use of RHA ‘Van Standard’

  • Use of RHA Conditions of Carriage

  • Discounted rates at RHA events and services

  • Access to RHA Benevolent Fund

Cost 

From £260 + VAT for 12 months with Direct Debit option.

Summary 

Anyone who joins as a van member has the option to commit to having a chargeable audit which has been designed by our compliance team.

This accreditation will be promoted to specifiers, local authorities, and tier-one contractors.

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Professional Membership has been devised to nurture new and existing transport managers as they join the industry, and also to offer other professionals in the sector the information and tools they need to carry out their legally defined duties.

This membership would also benefit suitably technically qualified personnel from other transport-related industries.

Suitable for: transport managers, technicians, and qualified public servants

Features and Benefits 

  • Restricted access to Helpdesk (no employment advice or anything that would be a conflict of interest)

  • Access to regional CPD member briefings

  • Policy and campaigning information

  • Electronic communications/updates

  • Direct debit payment

  • Personal Operators Handbook and electronic, updateable copy

  • Use of RHA ‘Professional’ logo

  • Discounted rates at RHA events and for services

  • Access to RHA Benevolent Fund

Cost 

£250 + VAT for 12 months with Direct Debit option.

*Anyone who passes the Transport Manager CPC through the RHA will be auto-enrolled into this category and will receive their first 12-month membership free.

Summary 

This membership is aimed at transport managers, and also qualified representatives from other industries (passenger transport, rail, ports, air etc).

Each application from other industries will be reviewed for equivalency on an individual basis.

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Individual Membership is aimed at those who may not own haulage companies, may have retired from the sector, and also those who wish to engage with, or “listen” to, the industry.
 

Suitable for: retired hauliers, drivers, and non-industry partners

Features and Benefits 

  • Policy and campaigning information

  • Electronic communications/updates

  • Direct debit payment

  • Discounted Operators’ Handbook

  • Use of RHA ‘Individual’ logo

  • Roadway magazine delivered monthly

  • Discounted rates at RHA events and services

  • Access to RHA Benevolent Fund

Cost 

£100 + VAT for 12 months with Direct Debit option.

Summary 

This membership is a way for individuals to find out more about the industry or ‘keep their hand in’ if they are no longer involved on a day-to-day basis.

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