The Road Haulage Association has now published the 2012 edition of RHA Haulage Manual; the road transport operator’s ‘bible’.
This is a ‘must have’ addition to the transport office, containing all the advice and information an operator needs to operate an efficient, compliant and of course cost effective business.
Leading industry experts cover a variety of topics covering all aspects of a transport operation, ranging from health and safety and operator licensing to drivers’ hours and tachograph regulations. The Manual contains information on all of the latest legislation and haulage industry developments likely to affect both drivers and operators, regardless of fleet size.
The 2012 edition has two additional chapters. The first, commercial vehicle tyres, sponsored by ATS Euromaster Ltd, Commercial Vehicle Tyres, includes practical information and advice about choosing the right tyres for your trucks, maximising tyre life and how to control your business’ costs. Winter tyres and how to cope with severe weather conditions are also covered which, given the harsh weather experienced in Britain last year, may well make all the difference to a members’ final choice.
The second new addition is the chapter covering vehicle specification, sponsored by Iveco Ltd. This provides advice on commercial vehicles’ different components, from the engine and driveline specification, to fuel, safety and telematics. In fact it covers all of the key considerations operators should make when buying a new truck and looks at how businesses can save money by considering higher vehicle specifications and taking steps to reduce fuel usage and maintenance costs.
Also included is detailed information about all of the RHA’s services and the benefits our members receive in return for their annual membership fee. The RHA’s team of area managers, helpdesk operators and specialists offer tailored advice and information on various transport and legislative issues and are only a call away.
RHA Training can help you satisfy your training needs and meet the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) requirements, while the RHA’s Conditions of Carriage are the industry standard and will help limit your liabilities for the goods your vehicles carry.
In 2011 the RHA launched RHA Smart Safety, a new online service which allows businesses to manage their health and safety responsibilities and ensure they remain compliant. RHA Training managers will carry out an initial risk assessment of your operations and members will have access to their own consultant and receive full technical support.
Deliver UK, the RHA’s campaign designed to ensure policy makers recognise the road haulage industry’s contribution to the UK economy, is continuing its fight for lower fuel prices and other representational work.
Each RHA Member will receive a free copy, but if you require additional copies they can be purchased through the RHA Hauliers Shop.
For more information: 01733 263434 or www.rha.uk.net/shop