HGV traffic to and from Ireland via Holyhead has slumped by around a third, according to port operator Stena Line. Stena said the reduction is largely due to operators from mainland Europe – whose trucks would normally head for Ireland via the UK ‘land bridge’ and pick up loads on the way back – deciding to avoid the UK. Head of UK Port Authorities at Stena Line Ian Davies said that whilst it was cheaper and quicker for lorry drivers […]
Senior management at road transport operators in the UK do not believe that Brexit will damage their growth prospects in the short or medium-term, with a majority anticipating significantly or slightly better growth in 2018 and 2019.
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For fleets transporting goods between the UK and Europe, this year has presented further challenges for drivers. Additional border checks have caused increased traffic, and in April, trucks in Europe saw their waiting times at border crossings increase by 28%, compared to pre-crisis levels.
Professional drivers renewing their licences will not have to worry about the D4 medical after the government finally agreed to relax the requirement following mounting criticism it was failing to act.