The Department for International Trade’s publication of a revised list of temporary tariffs on truck imports if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement once again raises the question of the impact of commercial vehicle pricing on haulage operating costs and profitability. A 10% tariff on imported trucks is better than a 22% tariff and highlights the UK’s dependence on imported EU product and the sad demise of UK truck manufacturers. However, a 10% vehicle price rise needs to […]
Logistics UK has urged the government to replicate its Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme for the logistics sector and prioritise the granting of 10,000 temporary work visas to EU drivers.
The SNP has attacked Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, for having no plan in place to ensure that international hauliers have access to the European single market that has “served logistics for nearly half a century”.