The rift between the government and the RHA over the predicted chaos at the port of Dover and on Kent roads in January showed no signs of healing this week, after cabinet minister Michael Gove accused the business group of not being constructive. In response to a question from Hilary Benn, chair of the committee of the future relationship with the EU, to clarify what he meant about IT systems being in place, Gove told the House of Commons: “I […]
The road transport industry has sent a joint letter to prime minister Boris Johnson pleading for extra help during the coronavirus pandemic to prevent “widescale business collapse that could reduce capacity by as much as 50%”.
Draconian measures that will significantly increase red tape and delays for goods sent between the UK and Northern Ireland will go ahead on 1 April, after the government failed to extend a grace period.
Time is running out for HGV drivers and operators to oppose government plans to make lorry drivers legally liable in the event of a collision, the RHA warned this week.