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.” […]
The RHA is calling on the government to support the haulage industry after 6,500 responses within 36 hours to a survey of hauliers showed that 46% of the UK truck fleet – around 240,000 vehicles – is now parked up with no work.
FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads.
Logistics UK is warning that any attempt by the government to negate parts of the EU Withdrawal Agreement will have severe consequences for UK supply chains.