The government has put together draft legislation that will allow hauliers to continue to ply their loads across Europe and carry out cabotage under a new licence, dubbed the UK Licence for the Community. It will also guarantee the existing rights of EU hauliers to transport goods and carry out cabotage in the UK. However the licence will only come into existence if the EU guarantees UK hauliers equivalent rights to their European counterparts after Brexit. If no reciprocal agreement […]
TfL has reminded Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors) members that their accreditation could be in jeopardy if they do not immediately tell it of any offences they commit.
For decades the government has been urged to make competition fairer between UK and foreign operators but, now action is being finally taken, how effective will it prove, asks Guy Sheppard. When the HGV Road User Levy comes into force in April, Rob Hollyman, MD of Purfleet-based UK and international distribution company YTL, is unlikely to celebrate – despite first lobbying for it in the mid-1980s. The government says it will help create a level playing field for UK operators […]
2016 saw the UK vote to leave the EU, Donald Trump preparing to move into his new house across the pond, and Sadiq Khan introduce unprecedented safety measures for operators working in London. But these headlines aside, 2016 has still been a busy year for the road transport sector. As we approach the end of the hugely eventful 2016, the MT team discuss the year’s key events, Brexit aside, and the things to look out for in the coming months. […]