A survey has revealed that 56% of the UK's hauliers are looking at moving to the EU to combat driver shortages and admin issues.
The UK’s haulage industry has warned that the disruption to Britain’s trade is not going away.
Despite the concerns about post-Brexit delays at Dover, most truck drivers are border ready.
HGV drivers in Kent have been fined more than £32,000 since 1st January 2021.
The ban, which came into effect at 11pm on Sunday 20th December, is expected to have a ‘devastating effect’ on the supply of food and other goods to Britain.
A total of 33 road haulage associations from around Europe have signed an open letter calling on all parties to agree on a Brexit deal. Among them are the Road Haulage Association and Logistics UK.
The UK government is planning to build up to 29 new lorry parks across the UK as a way to deal with the additional border checks required after Brexit. Boris Johnson’s government has changed the law giving itself the authority to grant emergency planning permission for these sites. At the end of this year, Britain will leave the EU’s single market and customs union which means truck drivers will need to fill out customs declarations before crossing the border. The UK government realises it could take some trucking companies several weeks to adapt to the new checks. It predicts some truck drivers won’t have the right paperwork in place before attempting to cross the channel into the EU. To minimise disruption and to avoid long queues and chaos at the border, the plan is to build several lor...[Read More]
It is reported that the EU is reluctant to agree to British demands for UK truckers to be able to work extensively across the bloc once the transition period ends in December.