The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the government’s £6.1 billion plan for major roads and motorway upgrades.
Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said:
“Traffic congestion has a massive impact on all road users and is bad for pollution as well,” said Richard Burnett, RHA chief executive. “But the impact on road hauliers is particularly severe and costs the industry billions of pounds each year.
“In 2016 alone, congestion cost the economy more than £30 billion pounds.
“We hope that this investment will reduce congestion, reduce journey times, which in turn will improve delivery times. For road hauliers, responsible for moving 85% of the UK economy, the road network is their place of work. This investment will hopefully benefit them and the economy as a whole.
“However, driver welfare must also be considered throughout the entire strategic road network and we hope that these latest schemes will include facilities for drivers.