Clean Air Zones
DEFRA has confirmed that the introduction of charging Clean Air Zones across England is delayed “until after January 2021”.

As far as the RHA is concerned, that this delay is insufficient, and we are calling for government to conduct a review into CAZ policy as a matter of extreme urgency.

The review should take account of the financial pressures hauliers are facing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the haulage contribution to reducing poor air quality prior to the pandemic, the change in traffic patterns anticipated as a result of Covid-19, and that timescales do not allow for Euro VI upgrades to take place in time for 2021.

Welsh Resilience Fund
On 30th March Wales’ First Minister announced the Welsh Economic Resilience Fund.

This has been instigated to compliment other support measures for the Welsh economy, businesses and charities experiencing a sharp drop in trading as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The fund’s total value is expected to be £500m, comprised of £100m loan finance and a £400m non-repayable grant.

Click here for further details.

Cyhoeddwyd y Gronfa Cadernid Economaidd (ERF) gan y Prif Weinidog ar 30 Mawrth 2020 i ategu mesurau cymorth eraill ar gyfer economi, busnesau ac elusennau Cymru sy’n profi cwymp sydyn mewn masnachu o ganlyniad i bandemig Covid-19.

Disgwylir i gyfanswm gwerth y gronfa fod yn £500m, yn cynnwys cyllid benthyciad o £100m a grant na ellir ei ad-dalu o £400m.

Cliciwch yma i gael rhagor o fanylion.

Fuel Supply Help and Information
Fuel payments provider Allstar Business Solutions has launched a regular email communication to help fleets cope during the pandemic.

It will feature video updates from its experts on all aspects of fuel supply and payments, as well as interviews with senior industry figures about how their sector is coping, practical advice for fleets and case studies of businesses operating vehicles through the crisis.

Content from the first newsletter, including an interview with Caroline Sandall from the Association of Fleet Professionals and business guidance for SMEs, can be found here.

Application for a Statutory Off-Road Notice (SORN) 
You need to make a SORN if you want to take a vehicle ‘off the road’ and want to stop taxing and insuring it.
Your vehicle is off the road if you don’t keep or use it on a public road, for example if it’s in a garage, on a drive or on private land.

You must insure and tax your vehicle if you don’t have a SORN. Otherwise you’ll automatically be fined £80. There’s also a fine for having an uninsured vehicle.

To apply for a SORN online click here. Alternatively send an application form (V890) to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AR.

For more information regarding the application for a SORN, including how to calculate your HGV VED levy, visit the RHA Coronavirus info section here.

Servicing, Maintenance and Parts
If you are experiencing any difficulty with servicing and maintenance or just with getting parts, please let us know by emailing

Please provide as much information as possible to allow us to investigate why and how issues are occurring. This will enable us to help resolve them much more efficiently.

RHA Training is delivering several courses online which can be accessed anywhere with a computer and internet connection.

We’re currently delivering Driver CPC to help drivers keep up to date with their training hours as well Transport Manager Refresher and Operator Licence awareness training.

We have a range dates available which can be booked online here.

If you have a requirement for multiple candidates or can’t find a suitable date then contact us at and we’ll do our best to accommodate your requirements.

RHA Shop
Despite these unprecedented times, I want to assure our valuable customers that our operations continue to run at full capacity.

The RHA Shop is maintaining good stocks and delivery times are good.

Latest arrivals include respirators, gloves, compliance stationery, daily defect report pads, inspection and maintenance pads, analogue and digital tachograph supplies and vehicle and driver security accessories.

Should you have a need for any supplies, contact one of our customer care team on; 01733 263434. Alternatively place your order online.

Keeping you up-to-date
Rest assured, we will continue to provide regular information and updates on the CCOVID19 Corona virus situation and the repercussions for the road haulage and logistics industry as and when they are announced.

You can access all of the information here, from our free news app, RoadwayLive and from our other social media channels –  Twitter @RHANews, Facebook and LinkedIn.

If you have any other issues you want to raise with us, please get in touch via our COVID19 feedback email address:

Source: RHA