The FTA has requested an extension to the current transition period for leaving the EU in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It has also asked ministers to consider suspending the implementation of other legislation which will affect logistics operators in the short term. This includes the expansion of the London-wide Low Emission Zone for HGVs and the London Direct Vision Standard, due to take effect from October this year, as well as the start of other clean air zones […]
EU to “significantly” limit UK haulier cabotage rights under no deal Brexit but rules out need for ECMT permit
UK hauliers will no longer need ECMT permits to access the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit, after a provisional deal between the European parliament and member states this week. However the agreement will only run for nine months after Brexit, can be unilaterally revoked by the EU and UK hauliers’ cabotage rights will severely limited and progressively reduced over the nine month period.
The RHA and FTA have urged TfL to push back its proposed October 2020 start date for requiring Euro-6 lorries across the whole of Greater London.
Trade associations have welcomed the government’s plan to reform the Highways Agency, and the unveiling of the watchdogs that will be charged with ensuring the new private entity delivers.