Leaving the EU without a deal would be “absolutely dreadful” for truck makers and buyers alike, making new vehicle acquisition prohibitively expensive, according to manufacturers. With the threat of crashing out of the EU a very real possibility, there are mounting concerns at the sky-high vehicle import tariffs that will come into play in the event of no deal. Government plans include slapping 22% on the cost of importing a new HGV from mainland Europe from 11pm on 29 March […]
Hauliers heading for the Channel crossings in the event of a no-deal Brexit will face a £300 fine if they try to avoid queues by using alternative routes to those designated under Operation Brock. Hauliers without the proper paperwork needed at the border will also be turned back.
Sir Mike Penning on addressing the driver shortage; why he won’t back May’s Brexit deal and a need for emission controls
Sir Mike Penning MP announced at an RHA parliamentary reception last year that he intended to form an all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics to ensure that this vital sector has a voice in parliament as the UK leaves the EU.
Work on post-Brexit freight software is unlikely to be ready for the 1 January deadline, the Association of Freight Software Suppliers (AFSS) has warned.