All lorries carrying meat, fish and other food perishables could be subject to strict checks at Calais, post- Brexit, the deputy head of the Port of Calais told MPs this week. The warning was made by Port of Calais deputy chief executive Benoit Rochet whilst giving evidence to the Commons Treasury Committee on the UK’s economic relationship with the EU. Rochet said that sanitary checks on fresh food, particularly meat and fish, would have to be introduced, which he said […]
Anyone looking for insight into what Brexit holds for the economy of the United Kingdom should definitely not read the Department for Exiting the European Union Sectoral Analyses. Those familiar with road transport industry will find little to further educate the way they run their business, or respond to challenges in the sector.
Unite members to stage protest at Department for Transport over ‘profoundly dangerous’ threat to safety regulations
Lorry drivers who are members of Unite have announced a protest at the Department for Transport at 2pm tomorrow (September 17) over growing fears that the government will weaken or suspend the rules governing lorry driving hours in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The existing driving regulations limit drivers to 56 hours of driving a week (including up to 10 hours a day). There are also strict rules on breaks and rest periods. However, the government has not denied […]