A no-deal Brexit could result in one lorry every 30 seconds being subjected to checks at the border in Northern Ireland, according to the FTA. Seamus Leheny, FTA policy manager, predicted “paralysis at the border” if the UK crashes out of the EU later this year without a deal and therefore with a disparity between UK and EU food regulatory standards. His warning followed the publication of a report, commissioned by Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy, that offered “a […]
A blockade of Calais by French hauliers and farmers demanding the immediate removal of the migrant camps, launched this week, will make drivers a sitting target for migrant attacks and could trigger Operation Stack, the FTA and RHA have warned.
Scottish hauliers are up in arms about the “horrendous” extra costs they face because of the HGV ban on the Forth Road Bridge, which has been extended until the end of February.
Own-account operators in Northern Ireland will need a licence from July for the first time. The Department of the Environment has set the 1 July as the deadline that will bring those moving their own goods by road into the licensing fold. Up until now only those providing hire and reward services were required to hold a Goods Vehicle Operator Licence in Northern Ireland when running vehicles exceeding 3.5-tonne GVW. However from this summer all operators running vehicles above 3.5 […]