New legislation on cross-border haulage has been given royal assent as the government makes preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU next year. The Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act gives the government power to implement an operator permit scheme if such a measure is needed to support cross-border freight after Brexit. The government’s recent White Paper outlined its aim to retain reciprocal access for road hauliers, but the new law is preparing for the possibility that the future […]
The transport industry has breathed a sigh of relief after the government confirmed it would introduce new border controls in stages for EU goods imported into the UK, due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Operators should not be distracted by the prospect of a busy Christmas and instead must prepare for a worst-case scenario of a Brexit and Covid-19 “double whammy”, according to Dawsongroup.
Work on post-Brexit freight software is unlikely to be ready for the 1 January deadline, the Association of Freight Software Suppliers (AFSS) has warned.