Road Haulage Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Industrial Relations Officer's Department, including files relating to: Anti-inflation policy and pay claims, 1975; assenting hauliers, 1969-1975; container disputes, 1972-1974; Freight Transport Association, 1973; industrial relations, 1965-1972; Labour Relations Committee, 1964-1966; minutes, agenda and circulars, 1956-1972; Employer's Panel minutes, 1964-1969; pay claims, 1971-1978; wages councils, 1960-1973.

Secretary's Department, including files relating to: British Road Federation, 1959-1965; British Transport Commission, 1960-1964; Chairman of the Road Haulage Association, 1964-1965; Channel Tunnel, 1957-1962; dangerous substance carriage, 1961-1965; denationalisation, 1953-1962; drivers' hours and records, 1959-1962; European-Atlantic Group, 1962-1965; food hygiene regulations, 1957-1959; international, 1959-1965; liaison with other bodies, 1960-1962; licencing, 1961-1964; London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee, 1961-1963; Members of Parliament, 1959-1963; rates, 1965-1970; Road Haulage Central Wages Board Employer's Panel, 1944-1947; Road/Rail papers, 1959-1963; Transport Act, 1952-1954; Transport Amendment Bill, 1950-1951.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association in its present form dates from 1944/5, but its antecedents include the Long Distance Road Haulage Committee of Enquiry, 1930, the Short Distance Road Haulage Association, 1931, the Associated Road Operators, 1935, the National Conference of Parcels Carriers, 1937, and the Standing Joint Committee, 1939.

Reference: C. Dunbar, The Rise of Road Transport (London, 1981). Transport History Group Newsletter (No. 8,1984).


The collection is arranged in two series, papers of the Industrial Relations Officer's department and papers of the Secretary's department.

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Association in 1982.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description and a box list is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for the Road Haulage Association (GB 152 AAR2167).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.