The FTA has given a guarded reaction to news that MPs have voted through Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan for the UK to leave the EU on 31 January 2020. The EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill was passed by a majority of 124, although it now goes on to further scrutiny in Parliament. The bill would also ban an extension of the transition period – during which the UK is out of the EU but still follows many of its rules […]
Road transport can be decarbonised but only if the government and industry work together, claims report
A ban on the sale of new diesel-powered HGVs by 2040 in order to “decarbonise freight” is practicable if the government and industry work together on alternatives, a new report claims.
The FTA has called on Eurotunnel and the French authorities to upgrade any weak spots in their security fencing after more than 100 migrants broke into the tunnel operator’s French terminal earlier this month, causing hours of delays to passenger and freight services.
The FTA and RHA are at odds over a decision by the government to spend a further £44.5m on security for the Port of Calais.