The FTA has called on France’s new president Emmanuel Macron to reverse his predecessor’s decision to charge a €40 (£34) driver fee. The fee, set to come into force next January, targets “posted workers”. These are defined as EU workers operating outside of their own country on a temporary basis and employed by a foreign company. The fee will be used to maintain a database that will handle all documents required by French authorities for posted workers – including drivers. […]
Tariff-free access to the single market and the ability to hire non-UK drivers are the key issues for hauliers as the industry faces Brexit, according to a survey by the FTA.
Backload rates are so bad that some operators are wondering if they’re worth taking. Is the era of backloads coming to an end? It certainly sounds like it for some operators, judging by comments MT has heard recently. The issue, of course, is that the rates being handed out for many backloads simply aren’t high enough for the job to be worth taking. It’s a long-standing problem voiced most recently by Matthew Kibble, MD of Lancashire-based Matthew Kibble Transport, who […]
The DVSA is considering allowing operators within its Earned Recognition scheme to conduct their own annual tests.