Hauliers will be faced with a major training challenge if the UK quits the customs union, CEVA Logistics’ executive director Leigh Pomlett has warned MPs. Speaking to the Treasury Select Committee on Brexit last week in his capacity as FTA president, Pomlett said the need for hauliers to make customs declarations would require a significant training programme across the industry. He quoted HMRC estimates that around 185,000 companies will have to make customs declarations for the first time ever, post-Brexit, […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging operators to prioritise safety and compliance, following a Metropolitan Police operation in London on Monday (18 November), which saw more than 20% of lorries stopped issued with fixed penalty notices totalling £2,300.
Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed three new out-of-hours delivery trials are to start in London, after signing a deal with an external consultancy to manage and assess them.
The government should make the use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) a permanent fixture on the UK’s roads following the successful outcome of its trial, according to the FTA.