Brian Yeardley Continental has warned that the closure of the Folkestone Harbour and Alconbury truckstops, combined with the shutting down of French truckstops near Calais, could force UK drivers to exceed driving hours. Hauliers have suffered a slew of truckstop closures in recent weeks, in the UK and France. The A1(M) Alconbury truck stop closed earlier this month, after owner Maritime Transport’s decision to use it for its own, expanding fleet. This was followed by news that Folkestone Harbour truck […]
Trade associations have welcomed plans for a new secure zone in Calais for UK-bound HGVs but highlighted that more needs to be done to deal with the migrant crisis that has erupted in recent weeks.
Border Force will have prevented the entry of 80,000 migrants by the end of 2015, it has predicted.
A free trade agreement acceptable to both the UK and EU must be top of the agenda when Brexit talks resume next week, the FTA has urged.