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.
New EU rules on road transport aim to create better working conditions for truck drivers and ensure fair competition within the trucking industry. That all sounds great in theory, but what about the reality?
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.
If you’re an HGV driver, you’ll be aware that certain road transport rules have been relaxed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But are you up to date with the latest information around Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) cards, also known as Driver Qualification Cards (DQC)?
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.