Ensure free movement of trucks between the EU and UK after Brexit or face “significant disruption” to the economy, the logistics industry warned this week, following a government shift towards a hard Brexit. The calls from both FTA and RHA follow signs that the government is hardening its approach to Brexit and comments from Chancellor Sajid Javid that industry has had enough time to prepare. FTA policy director Elizabeth de Jong challenged his claims, saying the government had yet to […]
Up to a dozen customs controls posts offering parking to tens of thousands of trucks are to be built across the country, with at least five earmarked for Kent, in preparation for the UK’s exit from the UK.
Leaving the EU without a deal would be “absolutely dreadful” for truck makers and buyers alike, making new vehicle acquisition prohibitively expensive, according to manufacturers.
Trade associations have expressed concern that the general election in June could prevent government tackling pressing industry issues.