The government has been forced to clarify the level of import tariffs to be placed on new trucks in the event of a no-deal Brexit after a document revealed it has been hiked from a promised 10% to 16%. An estimated 42% of new HGVs are articulated and will attract the 16% tariff. Last month industry leaders were told by government officials that a planned 22% tax on HGV imports was to be reduced to 10%, bringing it into line […]
Unite members to stage protest at Department for Transport over ‘profoundly dangerous’ threat to safety regulations
Lorry drivers who are members of Unite have announced a protest at the Department for Transport at 2pm tomorrow (September 17) over growing fears that the government will weaken or suspend the rules governing lorry driving hours in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The existing driving regulations limit drivers to 56 hours of driving a week (including up to 10 hours a day). There are also strict rules on breaks and rest periods. However, the government has not denied […]
While still far from clear, a picture of post-Brexit Britain is slowly emerging. Get the latest news with this free briefing from the FTA in association with Motor Transport.
DHL Supply Chain is offering online retailers access to its European and UK network of 30 DHL e-fulfillment centres to help them avoid Brexit red tape and meet growing online demand for next day delivery services.