The logistics industry is calling for urgent action to prepare for a no-deal Brexit after the government confirmed this week that there will be trade barriers post-Brexit for both exports and imports. Speaking at a Cabinet Office event entitled Preparing Our Border for the Future Relationship, Michael Gove – the cabinet minister in charge of Brexit arrangements – told delegates there will be checks on food and animal products at the border and a need for customs declarations and safety […]
The RHA has welcomed the smooth flow of traffic at Channel ports, following the UK’s exit from the EU on 1 January, but warned that the real test will come later this week as freight volumes return to normal, complicated by the need for truck drivers crossing into France to have tested negative for Covid-19 no more than 72 hours previously.
Brexit uncertainty and slowing sales have forced SDC Trailers to look at cutting “a number of jobs” at its plants in Mansfield and Toomebridge in Northern Ireland, the manufacturer revealed this week.
A weak pound combined with rising demand for cheap Chinese trucks in Commonwealth markets has hit profit at international haulier and truck sales firm EM Rogers.