The Road Haulage Association is calling on the UK and the EU to agree a comprehensive Land Transport Agreement that will allow unfettered international road haulage for licenced UK and EU operators within both the UK and the EU to continue. The RHA proposal is that the Land Transport Agreement will require UK and EU international operators to work with the EU and international norms in respect of international road haulage regulation. It will allow licenced UK and EU road haulage operators to undertake unlimited international road haulage to, from and through the UK and all EU Member States.

The belief is that this simple approach is not revolutionary, similar agreements are already in place. What this will do is provide confidence to the road haulage industry in the UK and the EU that the rules for everyone to work to will be clear and transparent. The RHA does not believe that any proposal that allows cabotage to continue will be acceptable across the EU, it is therefore suggesting that cabotage is excluded from the Land Transport Agreement.

The RHA are consulting with not only their members on this proposal, but also with other Associations/business in the logistics sector, and will be sharing it with partner trade bodies across Europe. The overriding principle is that we all need a system that works well for UK, Irish, French and other EU road haulage operators. As part of this consultation process, we have agreed with the RHA that we will issue the proposals to BAR Member companies and collate the responses received which we will then share back with the RHA.

Please read the RHA EU Land Transport Agreement and respond with your comments/observations to  brexit@bar.co.uk rather than directly to the RHA mail response address.