The disused port of Stranraer in Scotland will be used as a lorry park for up to 300 HGVs in order to mitigate the “significant economic shock” brought about by a no-deal Brexit. The Scottish government has set out a range of measures to protect critical imports and vulnerable citizens and it has detailed steps to protect food and medicine supplies and support businesses. However, it also said that its preparations were being made “unnecessarily difficult by the lack of […]
A leaked government dossier that predicts months of delays at ports and shortages of some foods and medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit is not “scaremongering” and supports the RHA’s long-held concerns, chief executive Richard Burnett said this week.
The FTA told MPs that it was “surprised” it had not been alerted to government research that found a no-deal Brexit would result not only in severe delays at Calais but also fuel shortages affecting hauliers across the UK.
The shortage of LGV drivers in the UK is heading towards crisis point as a “perfect storm” of circumstances will see the current 50,000 gap in the workforce widen unless rates of pay and working conditions are rapidly improved, according to recruitment specialist Driver Require.