Tuesday 23rd Oct 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

RHA back emission cheat crackdown

The Road Haulage Association has backed the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency crackdown on emissions cheats saying hauliers who flout the law are not only damaging air quality, but harm the reputation of the haulage sector.

“We’re very clear that it’s completely unacceptable to falsify emissions readings,” said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett. “The industry is making great strides in helping reduce harmful toxins through the adoption greener vehicles and technologies, so we take a very dim view of the few who use emulators and other methods to cheat the system.”

“Our message to the vast majority of hauliers who operate responsibly is that we fully support DVSA’s enforcement action and welcome further clamp downs on rogue operators.”