Haulage firms and their drivers who unwittingly transport migrants into the UK inside their vehicles should not be fined until the chaos at Calais is rectified, according to a law firm. Moore Blatch said drivers and their employers were facing a health and safety issue fuelled by intimidation, personal violence and a threat of fines looming over them by “civil servants sitting in Whitehall”. It said truck drivers were in an increasingly impossible situation, risking injury when tackling migrants, or […]
FTA Ireland is warning UK shippers and hauliers to ensure any goods sent to the Republic of Ireland are accompanied by the correct declarations paperwork or face potential delays on arrival at Dublin and other Irish ports.
New guidance aimed at tackling major delays to groupage at Northern Ireland ports has been rushed through without reference to the haulage industry and fails to tackle the issue, the RHA told MP Michael Gove this week.
A police operation which used an unmarked lorry to target large commercial vehicles in the Lincolnshire area of the A1 has resulted in 32 trucks being stopped over a three-day period.