RHA Compliance Conference a ‘sell-out success’
By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 16:00
SUCCESS: RHA pleased with Conference
The Road Haulage Association’s (RHA) first Compliance Conference was a ‘sell-out success’, according to Chief Executive Geoff Dunning.
Warwick University hosted the Volvo Trucks-sponsored event yesterday, and Mr Dunning said he was delighted with its impact.
“This is a great result,” he said.
“Not just for the RHA, but for the industry as a whole, and demonstrates that for the majority of transport operators, the ‘compliance penny’ is finally dropping.
“Delegates attending today’s event have certainly left with something to think about.
“Compliance covers every single area of operation; a failure to comply means there’s a good chance that an O licence application will fail.
“In order that members meet their own compliance obligations, we have developed our own systems and procedures audit.
“We do a thorough audit of all procedures, produce a written report and give expert guidance on how to deal with any areas where improvement may be necessary.
“It covers O licencing, insurance, supplier contracts, employment issues, maintenance arrangements, tachograph and speed limiters, drivers’ hours regulations and, of course, health and safety.
“We, as the only UK trade body that specifically looks after the needs of road transport operators, owe it to ourselves and the members we represent, to be the best.
“The advice and information that has come from today’s event will help us, our members, and the industry as a whole to maintain the momentum we have worked so hard to build.”
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