A proposed new migrant camp in Dunkirk, just 30 miles from Calais, has been criticised by the RHA and the FTA. The French government is to commit a proposed £1.1m to the camp, which is located about five miles east of the port of Dunkirk. The RHA said the dangers faced by UK hauliers crossing the channel will double if the new camp goes ahead. RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said his greatest concern was that “the number of staff […]
The RHA has slammed Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s criticism of HGVs for using trunk roads in heavy snow as “naïve in the extreme”.
After the Conservative party fell eight seats short of an overall majority, resulting in a hung parliament in the general election, the FTA has called for a new government to review its decision to leave the EU customs union.
The DfT is asking for feedback on proposals to increase the time required between digital tachograph data downloads to 90 days. Currently the time limit is 56 days, but the increase would align it with Europe. The FTA said operators had not raised the current limit as an issue, but that it was conceivable it might aid operators regularly undertaking long-haul European work. Vosa was unable to respond to the suggestion put forward by industry sources that increasing the download […]