A van driver was killed in Calais this morning as a result of a migrant blockage on the A16. The Polish-registered vehicle collided with one of three HGVs that had been stopped by tree trunks in the road at 3.45am this morning. The van caught fire upon impact, killing the driver. The incident occured between junctions 49 and 50 of the A16; around 15km from Calais. Nine migrants of Eritrean origin are said to have been found in the back […]
Pre-tax profit at Brian Yeardley fell by nearly 50% in 2016, hit by a combination of migrant problems in Calais, unstable currency exchange rates and fleet investment.
The FTA has welcomed plans by the French authorities to dismantle a substantial part of the migrant camp in Calais in the next few days.
As an operator it’s frustrating to purchase new trucks and still have to fit additional safety features, now often mandated to work in the city centre construction sector, which are not currently available to be installed or supported by the manufacturer.