Operators should not be distracted by the prospect of a busy Christmas and instead must prepare for a worst-case scenario of a Brexit and Covid-19 “double whammy”, according to Dawsongroup. The truck and trailer contract hire and rental business said haulage firms must not be panicked into doing nothing and that plans needed putting into action now to avoid becoming a casualty of the UK exiting the European Union and the Covid-19 pandemic. Dawsongroup said the big fear was that […]
Operators face queues of 7,000 trucks in Kent and a two-day wait to reach border, leaked post-Brexit report warns
A leaked government document warns that lack of haulier preparations for Brexit could create major delays on routes to the UK’s channel ports with HGV drivers waiting two days to reach the front of queues of up to 7,000 trucks – whether there is a trade deal with the EU or not.
The government’s recent decision to phase in the introduction of customs controls on goods entering Great Britain from the EU from the start of 2021 has been widely welcomed as a “pragmatic” move, allowing UK hauliers more time to adjust. However, they could also put extra pressure on cashflow.
Car transporter Beamish Transport has ceased trading due to the downturn in the car industry and uncertainty surrounding Brexit.