Hundreds of UK international hauliers have been left confused and angry after failing to secure European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits. Under current European legislation UK hauliers will not be able to transport goods in and across Europe if the UK crashes out of Europe, without ECMT permits. The DfT is currently scrambling to secure a reciprocal arrangement which will make the ECMT permits unnecessary, but failure to secure a deal could see hundreds of international hauliers’ livelihoods […]
RHA and FTA say Transport Committee report on driver shortage is “fair reflection” of industry’s issues
The RHA has said the Transport Committee report into the driver shortage, which said that current measures to tackle the issue are not enough to resolve it, is a “fair reflection” of the industry’s problems.
The RHA has said that rather than sabre-rattling and pushing for powers to fine, local councils would be better served encouraging dialogue between residents and businesses if they want to cut the number of trucks breaching weight-limits.
Logistics and manufacturing associations have warned that Tata’s decision to sell off its steel operation in the UK will have major repercussions on the wider economy unless a buyer is found.