Eddie Stobart signs up to RHA

24th March 2015

Eddie Stobart, one of the largest transport operators in the UK, has become a member of the Road Haulage Association (RHA).

According to chief executive William Stobart, the organisation is pleased to be a member of the trade body, as it works hard for the industry “on all levels”.

Indeed, he said it sought to put issues such as the ongoing shortage of drivers “firmly on the political agenda”.

“A united industry has far greater power to bring about change and, without doubt, we will be stronger together,” Mr Stobart commented.

The RHA has hailed the addition of Eddie Stobart to its membership as “great news” for the trade body and all its members.

Richard Burnett, chief executive of the RHA, said it has spent the last six months actively trying to modernise its strategy and raise its profile, as well as provide better commercial deals for members.

As a result, he believes Eddie Stobart’s decision to sign up as a member is a significant development.

“Every RHA member, whether an owner, driver or a multi-million pound operation is important to us and we pride ourselves in giving the same, high level of service, regardless of company size,” Mr Burnett stated.

He added that the commitment of one of the country’s highest-profile operators will increase the RHA’s buying power when it is negotiating good deals for members with suppliers.

Furthermore, Mr Burnett said it will make it an even more influential figure within the corridors of power, as well as among key opinion formers and decision makers, when it is “lobbying for a fair deal for the industry”.