Trade associations have welcomed plans for a new secure zone in Calais for UK-bound HGVs but highlighted that more needs to be done to deal with the migrant crisis that has erupted in recent weeks. Home secretary Theresa May told parliament last week: “A secure waiting area for 230 vehicles is to be set up at the port and should transform protection for lorries and their drivers, removing them from the open road where they can become targets for migrants.” […]
London Councils’ transport committee chair was unable to explain what “light touch” enforcement will actually mean during the Olympics at a select committee evidence session last week (23 May). Responding to Transport Committee member Paul Maynard’s call for clarification over the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices (PCN), Catherine West said the capital’s councils had to strike a difficult balancing act between looking after residents and keeping the city running. West said: “Certainty over regulations? Clearly the freight industry understands what […]
What will Brexit mean for supply chains? How it will affect border crossings? What will it mean for the wider economy?
The RHA is demanding clarity on how hauliers will be expected to run their businesses from January next year when full border customs checks from the EU are imposed.