The FTA has warned its members that a hard Brexit may force them to rethink their business models. Speaking exclusively to MT, head of global and European policy, Pauline Bastidon, identified a number of key concerns as the new Brexit deadline of 31 October looms. These included problems with warehousing capacity, stockpiling costs and shortages of drivers and fuel. “For many products it’s about supply chains,” she explained. “The worry there is you not only have to look at additional […]
The chief executive of the DVSA has told an influential group of MPs that traffic commissioners should be “abolished” and operator cases pursued through the courts instead. Giving evidence to the transport select committee, which is currently investigating the work of the enforcement agency, outgoing chief Gareth Llewellyn described the TCs as “anachronistic” and said a significant amount of money could be saved by doing away with them. He said: “In the operator world there’s a group called the traffic […]
The Pallet Network (TPN) is seeing volumes to the Republic of Ireland (ROI) returning to near normal levels post-Brexit, as customers become accustomed to the new regulations with the help of TPN’s customs-integrated IT services.
John G Russell (Transport) said it had benefitted from months of empty roads over the last year, which helped boost fleet productivity, fuel consumption and would result in strong financial results.