The introduction of trucks with more rounded fronts that improve aerodynamics as well as vision for drivers has been brought forward to 2020. The European Parliament said an agreement struck by EU lawmakers amends the date that truck makers can build vehicles that exceed length limits from 2022 to 1 September 2020. Transport Commissioner Violet Bulc said the changes to the law covering vehicle weight and dimensions would mean trucks carrying freight over long distances could consume up to 10% […]
The European Commission (EC) believes “substantial remedies are needed” before the proposed takeover of TNT Express by UPS can be cleared. In a merger review speech made on Friday (2 November), Joaquín Almunia, EC vice-president responsible for competition, said that “serious competition concerns would arise” if it went ahead without revisions. Last month the EC revealed that approval would only come if the resulting company would be challenged enough by other parcel firms. TNT Express and UPS have since received […]
Even if customs clearance is reinstated following Brexit, leaving the EU remains the best thing for the UK, according to Europa Worldwide Group MD Andrew Baxter.