Eire forms its own RHA
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• The formation of a new organization to represent all licensed hauliers in the Republic of Ireland was announced in Dublin this week. Called the Irish Road Haulage Association, it replaces the two road haulage organizations which formerly operated independently of each other in the Republic, the Licensed Road Transport Association and the Road Transport Organization.
The new association will have a 10-man executive committee made up of four members each from both of the former bodies and two members from the Beet Hauliers' Association whose members represent about one-third of the Republic's 800 licensed hauliers.
The new association was formed because of the need at this time for a united front by all hauliers in the Republic in the face of the particular problems arising from the country's accession to the EEC. There is expected to be a substantial increase in the volume of road freight both nationally and internationally.
The joint chairmen of the IRHA are Mr Patrick Bailey, former president of the LRTA, and Mr R. S. Dix, former president of the RTO. Office accommodation has been acquired in Dublin and a full-time secretary is to be appointed.