The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has called on the Irish government to use emergency powers to lift the drivers’ hours and tachograph rules for vehicles caught up at Calais. The call came after recent strikes by French ferry staff and a surge in migrants trying to cross the Channel illegally led to escalating delays. IRHA president Verona Murphy told Motortransport.co.uk that the association had requested the move under Article 14 of EU Regulation 561/2006, which allows EU member states […]
Pre-tax profit at Brian Yeardley fell by nearly 50% in 2016, hit by a combination of migrant problems in Calais, unstable currency exchange rates and fleet investment.
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.
Moving the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais to UK soil in the event of the UK leaving the EU would simply encourage more migrants to attempt to reach Britain by any means and could lead to a “free-for-all”, the FTA has warned.