UK transport companies have until December 2020 to plan for Brexit, the government said today after revealing a transition period between the UK and EU had been agreed. The government has agreed to a fixed Brexit transition period of 21 months, which should deliver relative stability in regards the legal and compliance framework operators are required to meet. It has also accepted that Ireland/ Northern Ireland border arrangements will remain unchanged to avoid a hard border “unless or until” another […]
Some haulage contractors should be charging over four times the rate they are currently being paid, a prominent costs expert has warned. Brian Fish, MD of logistics and transport consultancy DFF International – who compiles the RHA’s annual cost tables and previously ran family haulage firm Joseph Fish & Sons – has approached MT.co.uk with calculations showing rates per mile that vary, subject to route, from £2.13 to £4.47. Looking at three different daily routes of 100, 200 and 280 […]
The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather.
Switch to unaccompanied freight model to avoid Brexit border delays at Channel Ports, says Peel Ports
Hauliers could avoid Brexit border delays at the Channel Ports by sending freight unaccompanied via other locations, according to Peel Ports.