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 […]
Simplifications to the rules on cabotage could be unveiled soon by the European Commission, EC vice president Siim Kallas has confirmed.
The RHA has welcomed the DfT’s decision to relax cabotage rules for car transporter firms during the new number-plate peaks in March and September, but warned that it should not be extended to other sectors.
UK and Irish governments are set to meet next month to discuss cabotage regulations after intense lobbying from Irish hauliers. For years hauliers in both countries have delivered trailers to ports, where they were collected for inward delivery by a driver working in that country. This practice falls foul of cabotage rules introduced in 2010 which say that an international driver can only carry out three domestic jobs within seven days once he has delivered his load. The dropped trailers […]