Published: 20 December 2012
The Road Haulage Association is encouraged to note from the figures published today by the Department for Transport; Transport Statistics 13 December 2012 that despite the economic downfall suffered by both business and households in 2011, the number of registered heavy goods vehicles operating on UK roads fell by only 5,600.
“Of course it is regrettable to see a reduction in vehicle numbers; many of them will have been members of our Association,” said RHA Chief Executive Geoff Dunning. “However, it provides a clear indication as to the key role played by road transport operators in the recovery of UK plc.
“This figure, although down on that for 2010 clearly reflects the increases in efficiency within the industry, the resilience of firms suffering economic difficulty and the fortitude of its workforce.
Together these have not only enabled industry to keep the wheels of the economy turning, but are now working hard to increase and improve the UK’s economic future by keeping the supply chain moving.”