Transport organisations have welcomed news of a relaxation in enforcement of the driver’s hours rules today in light of recent problems for cross-Channel freight vehicles, but have been split in their reactions to the detail of the change. Earlier today, the DfT said it had agreed an immediate relaxation of enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules for cross-Channel commercial vehicle traffic in Europe and UK vehicle operators based in Kent whose journeys were affected by recent disruption. The temporary relaxation […]
The FTA has warned that the supply chain is “set to disintegrate” if the status of European workers within the UK’s logistics sector is not settled as part of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
Haulage rates continued to stagnate during the first half of the year, new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have suggested.
Operators face a potential triple whammy in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 25 November with cuts to spending on local roads, the DVSA’s enforcement budget and an increase in fuel duty on the cards.