Logistics UK has renewed its appeal to government to provide the clarity and systems hauliers require to ensure trade continues flowing after the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020. Speaking to the House of Commons Select Committee on the Future Relationship with the EU today (11 November), Elizabeth de Jong, the organisation’s policy director, said not enough government information has been forthcoming. She pointed to significant delays in delivery of the Haulier Handbook, which is intended to give […]
Unite members to stage protest at Department for Transport over ‘profoundly dangerous’ threat to safety regulations
Lorry drivers who are members of Unite have announced a protest at the Department for Transport at 2pm tomorrow (September 17) over growing fears that the government will weaken or suspend the rules governing lorry driving hours in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The existing driving regulations limit drivers to 56 hours of driving a week (including up to 10 hours a day). There are also strict rules on breaks and rest periods. However, the government has not denied […]
16) Rob Flello MP Title: Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport and MP for Stoke-on-Trent South Flello is the pre-eminent voice in Westminster when it comes to freight. Just before the election he said that it was “a largely misunderstood industry, often disregarded, or worse, by many in society, which sadly includes far too many MP’s and indeed ministers who don’t understand it”.
The UK logistics industry is one of the fastest growing areas of employment in the UK, bringing career opportunities to deprived areas targeted by the government’s levelling up agenda, according to an independent study by Frontier Economics.