The haulage industry has slammed the DfT and Highways England for failing to give hauliers advance warning of a series of overnight closures on the M26, which began last week. The closures are part of Operation Brock, the government’s contingency plan that will enable the M26, parts of the M20 and the disused Manston Airport in Kent to be used as lorry parks if a no-deal Brexit results in congestion at the Channel ports. The M26 works saw site surveys […]
Truck manufacturers have called on the next government to secure a swift deal on Brexit and stop the uncertainties that could result from drawn-out negotiations.
With exactly 12 months to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, there are still huge uncertainties surrounding the UK’s post-Brexit trading relationship with the EU. The FTA is advising members that anything better than a ‘no-deal’ Brexit – that will see the UK trading with the EU27 members under World Trade Organisation (WTO) tariffs from March 29 2019 – will be ‘a bonus’.
Labour has warned that failure to strike an agreement with the EU in time for Brexit in 2019 will see the South East of England grind to a halt as trucks are queued back from Dover.