Road Haulage Body defends Freight Truck Operators

Road Haulage Body defends Freight Truck Operators

Following critics of local government authorities about the damages committed by freight trucking on British roads, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) argued that authorities had failed to invest in the maintenance of these roads to a decent standard.

The chief executive of the RHA pointed out that road hauliers move 85% of the UK economy, making the roads their main place of work, hence expecting UK infrastructure providers to maintain and repair roads. Road maintenance in England and Wales is said to be underfunded with an average frequency of roads being resurfaced of 54 years in England and 107 years in Wales. 

 

"Road maintenance in England and Wales is said to be underfunded (...)"

 

A study demonstrated that roads were more damaging to trucks than the other way around. In fact, the organisation, Potholes, recorded an average cost of £730 million every year in damages to British motorists caused by badly maintained road surfaces.

 

For more information about claiming reimbursement for vehicle damages, visit Potholes website.

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