Contingency plans to fast track cross-border permits for hauliers in the event of a hard Brexit have been put in place by the government. The Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act, which came into force last week, gives the government the power to speed through a permit system if Brexit negotiations fail to secure reciprocal cross-border access for UK hauliers travelling to Europe. Announcing the legislation, transport secretary Chris Grayling said: “The haulage industry is at the heart of our […]
UK hauliers and commercial drivers who operate in the EU will need a number of new documents if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Almost 80 stowaways were discovered inside two lorries in separate incidents last week, just days after scores were found hiding in four lorries in Harwich.
A £2.1bn funding package for no-deal Brexit preparations is not enough to cover the costs the haulage industry will incur, the FTA is warning.