The industry has broadly welcomed the European Commission’s (EC) decision to drop plans to lift cabotage restrictions, but said it wants the current rules to be more rigorously enforced. Brian Yeardley Continental MD Kevin Hopper said more needs to be done in the UK to ensure foreign operators’ work is being properly monitored, as other EU countries “make it impossible” for the firm to consider taking on cabotage loads without delays or red tape. He said: “We don’t do it, […]
7) Siim Kallas, Transport Minster, European Commission While 4m trailer heights is a problem that doesn’t seem to want to go away, Kallas and the European Commission are looking to the future. He wants to simplify cabotage rules and further liberalise the European market for road transport. And he wants to change how trucks look.
Brian Yeardley Continental’s live event division is experiencing “explosive” growth since launching in July last year, delivering £2m in turnover in the first six months.
The recent case involving Irish haulier Nolan Transport is set to lay down how the regulations regarding cabotage and combined transport operations will be interpreted in the UK in future, writes Chris Hallsworth. Upper tribunal judges ruled in July that where such operations are carried out, the onus is now clearly on the haulier to produce evidence – immediately available, carried in the vehicle and available for checking at the roadside – to demonstrate that the nature of the work […]