James Hookham, deputy CEO of the Freight Transport Association, says that the UK will need to replace Community permits on Brexit day. Up to now, all the Brexit talk has been about its impact on trade and goods movements and the rights of Eastern European drivers to continue working and driving in the UK. These are still critical issues but at least they are now firmly on the government’s agenda and there may even be agreement on the right of […]
Hauliers in Northern and Southern Ireland have expressed concern over customs tariffs and border controls springing up after Brexit, warning that costs must increase to mitigate the effects.
The FTA has called on the UK government not to act upon Prime Minister Theresa May’s previous promise to take “no deal rather than a bad deal”, as Brexit negotiations formally begin today (19 June).
Hauliers could face 30-mile tailbacks to ports on both sides of the Channel if the final Brexit deal involves mandatory customs and sanitary checks at the French ferry terminal, according to Port of Calais chief Jean-Marc Puissesseau.