The RHA is disputing an Office of National Statistics (ONS) forecast that UK exports could rally as traders get used to the new rules. Instead, it warns, exports will continue to fall unless systemic problems are not addressed, brought about by Brexit red tape and a lack of customs agents. The warning follows the publication of Office of National Statistics (ONS) statistics last week which show UK exports to the EU dropped by 40.7%, or £5.6bn in January. In a […]
The Department for International Trade’s publication of a revised list of temporary tariffs on truck imports if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement once again raises the question of the impact of commercial vehicle pricing on haulage operating costs and profitability.
New rules to ensure the build-up by 2020 of more refuelling points for vehicles using alternative fuels have been formally adopted by the European Council. I comes after their final approval in the European Parliament in April.
The RHA is calling on the government to give emergency £2,500 training grants to hauliers to fund the training of new HGV drivers in a bid to head-off a critical shortage of drivers.