While prime minister Boris Johnson dismisses custom delays between Britain and Ireland as “teething problems”, hauliers are telling a very different story. At a recent session of the Northern Ireland Infrastructure Committee, operators spelt out the reality of the new trading rules in stark detail. Ballymena haulier McBurney Transport employs 800 staff and operates 350 trucks and 1,100 trailers. The company ships approximately 114,000 trailers across the Irish Sea every year. Director Paul Jackson told the committee his firm had […]
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.
Sir Mike Penning on addressing the driver shortage; why he won’t back May’s Brexit deal and a need for emission controls
Sir Mike Penning MP announced at an RHA parliamentary reception last year that he intended to form an all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics to ensure that this vital sector has a voice in parliament as the UK leaves the EU.
Maxi Haulage achieved a record turnover of £66.3m in 2018, but warned the impact of pre-Brexit stockpiling on its Irish operation will hit its current year’s trading.