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. […]
The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles.
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.
FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads.