Following the result of the European Union referendum, which saw 52% of a 72% turnout vote to leave the EU, trade associations have warned the government that “quick work” will be required to steady nerves and avoid new costs and restrictions. Richard Burnett, chief executive at RHA, said: “This is an ‘earthquake moment’ for the whole country, the economy and our industry. We simply can’t take anything for granted. It’s vital that ministers and the Bank of England work quickly […]
The government is playing chicken with the future of the British economy and the haulage industry, the FTA has warned.
The RHA has warned that heavy reliance on overseas HGV drivers poses a risk to the long-term resilience of the UK road transport sector, and takes money out of the UK economy.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking at ways to reduce maximum pallet weights to 750kg in order to cut the risk of injuries to drivers making tail lift deliveries.