New guidance aimed at tackling major delays to groupage at Northern Ireland ports has been rushed through without reference to the haulage industry and fails to tackle the issue, the RHA told MP Michael Gove this week. The accusation, made in an open letter from RHA chief executive Richard Burnett, comes as complex Brexit customs arrangements at the border of Northern Ireland, introduced on 1 January, continue to seriously delay deliveries, resulting in a significant drop in trade for hauliers. […]
TfL has today (4 October) revealed its Out-of-Hours Consortium, as well as officially announcing new out-of-hours delivery trials will be up and running in London within months.
Trade associations have expressed concern that the general election in June could prevent government tackling pressing industry issues.
The administration of Manchester construction haulier Digway was precipitated by Stobart Rail withholding £317,000 from the company after its new management discovered it had overpaid by hundreds of thousands of pounds.