The FTA has welcomed plans by the French authorities to dismantle a substantial part of the migrant camp in Calais in the next few days. However, the FTA conceded that moving the whole camp to a different location much further away from the port and Eurotunnel terminal, as it has previously called for, might be “a tricky issue”. Speaking after a meeting yesterday with Xavier Bertrand, newly elected president of the Nord Pas de Calais Picardie region, FTA head of […]
A blockade of Calais by French hauliers and farmers demanding the immediate removal of the migrant camps, launched this week, will make drivers a sitting target for migrant attacks and could trigger Operation Stack, the FTA and RHA have warned.
The new apprenticeship levy will come into play on 6 April and will change the way the industry funds and trains its apprentices. Having led the industry’s bid for its own trailblazer apprenticeship, RHA deputy director of policy Colin Snape marks National Apprenticeship Week for Motortransport.co.uk by outlining the top five things operators need to know about the tax and how to use it.
Growth in haulage rates slowed almost to a halt in the first three months of the year, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Average haulage rates grew by just 0.1% against a 2005 baseline in the first quarter of 2013, down from 0.2% during the final quarter of 2012, the latest Services Producer Price Index from the ONS has revealed.