The RHA has renewed its call for French troops to be deployed to restore order in Calais as migrant numbers continue to swell. In a letter to French prime minister Édouard Philippe, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett warned the situation in Calais is “once again deteriorating rapidly”. He said: “The determination of the migrants is putting lives and livelihoods at risk and the cost to UK-bound hauliers is immense. We estimate this situation has cost hauliers and the UK economy […]
The DfT has declined to confirm the contents of a document sent to transport minister Andrew Jones by Kent County Council, which reportedly calls for nearly £300m of extra funding to be put into additional infrastructure to relieve the M20 during Operation Stack.
International hauliers face “Armageddon” if no deal is struck in regards to Brexit, industry commentators have warned.
Chancellor George Osborne has cancelled the planned fuel duty rise in September 2014, confirming a commitment to a duty freeze he made at the Conservative Party Conference in September.