The RHA is warning that customs posts on either side of the Irish border would harm the economy. The warning has been prompted by reports that the government is proposing customs clearance zones be set up to check goods and paperwork. The RHA responded to the reports by warning that any customs formalities would lead to delays and increased costs. Read more No-deal Brexit will cause ‘paralysis at the border’ in Northern Ireland with lengthy delays for HGVs seeking passage […]
Continued devolution in the UK will “drive nothing but cost and confusion” for the haulage industry, according to RHA chief executive Richard Burnett.
The cost of spoiled loads as a result of stowaways getting into UK-bound vehicles could be as high as £1bn a year, the RHA has estimated.
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.