Uncertainty over the immigration system after Brexit next year will compound the industry’s driver shortage and goods and services could grind to a halt, according to an FTA report. The FTA’s skills shortage report showed that there has been no let up in the struggle among haulage and logistics business to recruit HGV drivers. The shortage currently stands at an estimated 52,000, but there are serious concerns the figure could rise sharply in the event of a no deal outcome. […]
A blockade of Calais by French hauliers and farmers demanding the immediate removal of the migrant camps, launched this week, will make drivers a sitting target for migrant attacks and could trigger Operation Stack, the FTA and RHA have warned.
Next-day deliveries are in danger of becoming a thing of the past unless certainty over the status of EU workers is provided by the government, the GMB union has claimed.
The financial standing system should be completely reviewed when the UK leaves the EU, according to the FTA.