Activity in the UK trucking industry is getting back to pre-coronavirus levels, but recovery is slower than its European counterparts.
A new report suggests that revenue from road freight in Europe could drop by as much as €63 billion in 2020 as a result of the impact of coronavirus.
Updates to EU trucking rules have been signed off by members of the European Parliament without the proposed amendments. A number of central and eastern European countries had been pushing for amendments to the reform package, but their pleas have been rejected.
Transport industry associations across Europe have come together to endorse a series of pledges reinforcing the vital roles being played by transport in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
The European Commission has issued instructions on how to reduce bottlenecks at border crossings, deploying new ‘green lanes’ designed to keep road freight moving during the coronavirus outbreak.
This was to be the year that Britain was supposed to have left the European Union (EU). However, as three deadlines have passed and 2019 draws to a close, the UK remains a part of the EU. There is, in FTA’s opinion, much to reflect on about the prospects on trade between the UK and its closest trading partner.
Regular trucks may still be common on our roads right now, in the future they will be replaced by more environmentally-friendly vehicles.