Services for EU-bound HGVs at the Manston Airport site are being suspended in what Kent Police are hailing as a first step towards a return to “business as usual” on the county’s roads following the end of the Brexit transition. From next Sunday (21 March) freight heading for the Port of Dover will no longer be directed to attend the DfT site at the airfield. In addition the site will no longer offer Covid-19 tests or customs checks for hauliers. […]
London Direct Vision Standard and stricter enforcement of Low Emission Zone postponed until next February
London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and stricter enforcement of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) have been postponed until February next year.
Transport industry slams EU over threat to restrict access to UK trucks after Brexit transition period
The transport and logistics industry has described claims by the EU Commission that it will restrict access to British trucks at the end of the post-Brexit transition period as “ridiculous” and would leave the EU “shooting itself in the foot”.
“We’ll help you save time and avoid big fines” – Sarah Llewelyn, head of Shell Fleet Solutions UK, on why its new tolling solution is vital to hauliers
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.