Kent County Council is calling on the government to give police emergency powers to control the flow of freight around the Channel ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The council wants the enhanced police powers to kick in if the DfT is forced to activate Operation Brock, its contingency plan to deal with the traffic congestion that could occur around the Channel ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The plan would see HGVs directed to temporary […]
It would be a “disaster” for the commercial vehicle industry if the UK crashed out of the EU in 2019 without a good trade deal with the remaining EU27 countries, SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes has warned.
A weak pound combined with rising demand for cheap Chinese trucks in Commonwealth markets has hit profit at international haulier and truck sales firm EM Rogers.
Tariff-free access to the single market and the ability to hire non-UK drivers are the key issues for hauliers as the industry faces Brexit, according to a survey by the FTA.