The RHA has welcomed the Department for Transport’s decision to launch a multi-million pound public information campaign to ensure businesses and hauliers are Brexit-ready. Since the vote to leave the EU in June 2016, the RHA said little Brexit clarity has been forthcoming for hauliers from government sources. However, the Department for Transport has now emailed over 70,000 UK operators, industry bodies and other interested parties with essential, detailed, information. The campaign aims to ensure hauliers obtain everything they need […]
Unite members to stage protest at Department for Transport over ‘profoundly dangerous’ threat to safety regulations
Lorry drivers who are members of Unite have announced a protest at the Department for Transport at 2pm tomorrow (September 17) over growing fears that the government will weaken or suspend the rules governing lorry driving hours in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The existing driving regulations limit drivers to 56 hours of driving a week (including up to 10 hours a day). There are also strict rules on breaks and rest periods. However, the government has not denied […]
Hauliers are racing to grab a share of the permits that will allow them to continue to operate in Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit outcome.
Potential customs clearance delays and the consequent increase in demand for UK warehousing for buffer stocks has led frozen distribition specialist NewCold to investigate possibilities for a new UK site.