Geoff Hobbs Haulage Ltd and Turners Soham Ltd are the latest Commercial Vehicle Operators to sign the Covenant supported by Cambridgeshire County Council which sets a voluntary code of conduct to help reduce noise, pollution and increase safety.
The Covenant between local communities and Commercial Vehicle Operators in Cambridgeshire has been developed for the benefit of local parishes and community groups who were concerned by the impact lorries and other large vehicles were having on their villages.
Originally created by 'Community Roadwatch' in December 2015 and adapted for local use by the County Council in February 2016, the Covenant, sets out an agreement covering what communities will expect haulage companies and their drivers and what they will do in return. Local parishes and community groups are free to use the document as a template and tailor it to meet their specific requirements in discussion with local Hauliers.
Cllr Bill Hunt, local member for Soham South and Haddenham, where the hauliers’ vehicles are particularly active, said: "The Covenant is a very positive initiative which helps develop a strong relationship between commercial companies and our local communities. I am delighted that Geoff Hobbs Haulage and Turners Soham have agreed to sign up to the voluntary code of conduct to tackle the issues of noise, pollution and safety in our villages. I strongly encourage all Parishes to approach hauliers that are based or particularly active in their communities.”