Hauliers want more from rail freight

September 2007
Commercial Motor;9/13/2007, Vol. 206 Issue 5246, p9
Trade Publication
The article provides information on a report into rail freight by the Scottish Executive and the Road Haulage Association (RHA). The report showed that while hauliers appreciate the potential benefits rail offers, they could not operate with the restrictions surrounding rail. The hauliers found it difficult to obtain a price from rail-freight operators, and when they did, the rail prices were too expensive. While grants are available, it takes six weeks to obtain a decision and requires a certain level of traffic flow.


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