FTA chief executive David Wells fears the government may try to blame the haulage industry for “failing to plan” for a no-deal Brexit in the event of subsequent road transport disruption. He said that the organisation is doing all it can to avoid significant issues post Brexit and is stepping up pressure on the government to address a range of “big concerns”. In particular, Wells has urged the government to relax financial rules on O-licence applications for smaller operators. “Let’s […]
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.
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.
Courier firm Speedy Freight said leading national brands are still facing “massive challenges” in moving products six months on from the UK’s departure from the EU.