DfT issued less than half of its haul of vital EU haulage permits to international operators, despite huge demand

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Hauliers have criticised the DfT over the way it allocated European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits after motortansport.co.uk discovered that it issued less than half of the UK’s share. The permits are the only device that will allow international hauliers to operate on the continent if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Ahead of the original Brexit leaving date of 31 March, the DfT urged more than 10,000 firms to apply for them. However, MT can […]