A campaign to ban oversized and hazardous goods from using the Dartford Crossing has come under fire from others in the road transport sector. Europa Worldwide launched its campaign and a petition earlier this week, complete with a livery (pictured), on the basis that the convoys required to transport oversized and hazardous goods through the tunnel cause congestion at the crossing. Vehicles carrying these loads should instead be sent the other way round the M25, according to MD Andrew Baxter. […]
The cost of regulatory compliance for operators that specialise in chemical distribution will continue to rise, as Brexit will not be able to offer any significant regulation changes in the sector, according to the Chemical Business Association (CBA).
Proposals to grant business groups the power to challenge unfair payment terms on behalf of their members are being considered by the government.
The RHA has repeated its plea for more government help for hauliers, after a new survey revealed 16% of operators are in danger of becoming insolvent within four weeks.