The latest edition of ROADWAY publishes following this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show; one of the most anticipated events in the road transport industry calendar. And this year’s event certainly didn’t disappoint – the 460 exhibitors and approximately 20,000 visitors made sure of that.
The only exhibitors conspicuous by their absence were the truck manufacturers.
Since the advent of Euro 6 there have been no big launches planned, but we, together with our other show partners, the SMMT and IRTE are committed to make sure that the big boys are there at future shows.
But visitors to the Show, expecting to see trucks, were met with a show that was equally as vibrant and exciting as in previous years.
Many operators are adapting to consumer trends, in particular the increase in on-line sales where delivery within a 24-hour period is not always financially viable for HGVs. This has resulted in an increase in van sales – up 3.2% between June 2014/15 and this was reflected in the number of van manufacturers exhibiting at this year’s Show.
The road freight industry moves the UK economy and, as one of the Show Partners, we are proud to be part of a Show that moves with the times.
And on the subject of moving forward, the RHA launched its own latest initiative – FR8 haulage insurance.
Designed exclusively for RHA members, FR8 is a joint initiative, delivered in partnership with leading insurance experts Griffiths & Armour Insurance Brokers and Aviva Insurance. FR8 provides competitive, industry-leading, insurance and risk management solutions.
FR8 unique approach to providing insurance cover to our market proactively supporting our wider aims to raise standards across the haulage and logistics industry, and achieves this by supporting RHA members that invest in improving safety standards and who operate well-managed businesses that demonstrate reduced risk.
Speak to your regional managers for more information. FR8 will not only provide excellent value for members, we believe it will really help reduce your costs.
On day two of the Show it was great to see RHA national chairman Jim French officially launch National Lorry Week 2016.
The theme of this year’s event is the ‘The Next Generation’ and is designed to raise awareness of the vital role played by this industry in everyday life.
Planning is already well underway for a vast range of activities, including two major ‘industry days’ – one in Scotland and one in England.
We want to improve the reputation of road haulage and logistics operators in the UK and we want to involve as many RHA members as possible. By working together we can improve the reputation of the industry and by doing so, attract the front-line logistics workforce of the future.
CEO, the Road Haulage Association