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The Road Haulage Association

In short, the RHA is the place to go for Hauliers’ advise and counsel all under one roof….

The RHA has a very long history.  A previous iteration existed from 1932-1935 with over 9000 members named the Associated Road Operators.  Eventually, the association merged with the Commercial Motor Users’ Association in 1945 and formed what we know today as the Road Haulage Association.

what is the rhaIn 1948, the RHA published RHD20, a rate schedule for its members, which was followed up in 1960 by the Black Book – The Long Distance Rates Guide. This was a publication with around 140000 recommended rates for hauliers. The passing of the Restrictive Trade Practices Act of 1974, however, meant that the RHA could no longer make recommendations to members on how rates should be increased to match costs, and the Black Book was discontinued.


These days the Road Haulage Association Ltd (RHA) is a not-for-profit trade association in the United Kingdom with its head office located in Peterborough.  Other offices can be found in Weybridge, Livingston, Bristol and Bradford.  The RHA is dedicated solely to road haulage and as a trade association is responsible for campaigning, advice, training, information and business services for its members (currently over 7,000) who between them operate over 100,000 commercial vehicles.  RHA services also include audits, risk assessments and contracts of employment…. and not forgetting the online shop for all your product needs… so pretty much a one stop shop!

So whether you’re operating heavy goods vehicles, running a small fleet of vans or providing a product or service to our industry, there’s a membership package tailored to meet your business needs. It also helps to bring members together to establish long term relationships.

We at Sussex Transport as a professional and reputable transpot provider subscribe yearly and have over the years probably benefitted from most if not all of their services.

If there is anything you are unsure of pick up the phone today and put your trust in Sussex Transport – we are here to help you and to offer guidance with any of your transportation requirements in any shape or form… we will go forward together!

Call us now on 0800 915 23 23 or fill in one of our contact forms…