The RHA will represent logistics staff, transport managers and van operators as it launches three new membership offerings.
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.”