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Hauliers launch London manifesto

Industry group calls for more support for the haulage and coach sectors ahead of mayoral election in the capital.

In its Supplying London – The Road Freight and Coach Industry Manifesto for London, the Road Haulage Association sets out its key asks ahead of the London mayoral election on 2 May.

Key recommendations include:

• Appoint a freight commissioner to coordinate policies across government bodies and industry stakeholders.
• Establish a London freight council to facilitate collaboration between industry representatives and government officials.
• Ensure industry support for road freight regulation by involving stakeholders in policy development.
• Maintain access for lorries in key areas to reduce congestion and improve air quality.
• Develop a London coach strategy to improve infrastructure and reduce unnecessary circulation.
• Address skills gaps in the industry through targeted training programmes and education initiatives.

Richard Smith, RHA Managing Director, said: “We are committed to working with the next Mayor of London to ensure more efficient freight and coach journeys.

“Our members based in the capital stand ready to work with the next Mayor to take forward the priorities within this manifesto and ensure London’s commercial vehicle sector has the support it needs.”

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