Scania Group has made a SEK 3.8bn (£334m) provision in relation to the European Commission’s (EC’s) truck cartel investigation, but contests the EC’s view that it was involved in price-fixing. The manufacturer said in a statement: “Scania has fully cooperated with the European Commission during the investigation. However, Scania contests the commission’s view that the company has entered into a pan-European agreement with other manufacturers with regard to pricing. “Also, the company has not delayed the introduction of new engines […]
SmartWitness UK said it had found non-UK hauliers “really frustrated” by the Direct Vision Standard scheme and many were still looking to boycott London rather than shell out thousands of pounds to make their fleets compliant.
Labour has warned that failure to strike an agreement with the EU in time for Brexit in 2019 will see the South East of England grind to a halt as trucks are queued back from Dover.
Get Covid-19 test or face being put in the slow lane in Kent, DfT warns HGV drivers heading for France
International hauliers are being “strongly encouraged” by the DfT to ensure their HGV drivers are tested for Covid-19 before travelling to France, warning that those drivers arriving in Kent without a test will face delays.