A HEREFORD haulage firm boss has been named as chairman of the local Road Haulage Association group.

Ben Oakley, director and co-owner of Arthur Oakley Transport Hereford, has been voted chairman of the Hereford and Worcester sub-region of the Road Haulage Association.

He was handed the Road Haulage Association medal of office by the retiring chairman, Cliff Morris. 

Oakley's operates a fleet of 26 vehicles from their head office at Rotherwas in Herefordshire. 


Lying midway between south Wales steelworks and Birmingham, Hereford has always been important to that trade, a spokesperson for the company said, with Arthur Oakley still transporting thousands of tonnes of steel.

The Road Haulage Association is the only trade association in the United Kingdom dedicated solely to road haulage, and is responsible for campaigning, advice, training, information and business services for its members within the UK haulage industry, including audits, risk assessments and contracts of employment.

The organisation currently has over 7,000 members who, between them, operate a total of some 100,000 commercial vehicles.