The government must resolve groupage and parcel service issues to the EU after evidence showed that high rates and increased paperwork were threatening the profitability of SMEs, according to a Lords report. The EU Goods sub-committee said higher haulage rates and issues with groupage and parcel delivery services were piling the pressure on food and agricultural produce exporters, especially smaller businesses. It cited evidence from the Provision Trade Federation (PTF), which confirmed that higher haulage rates due to the post-Brexit […]
Many transport companies are receiving very large payments from HMRC under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. But the rules are vague, and as law firm Osborne Clare explains, it has been hard for many companies to know for sure if they are using the scheme correctly.
A government move to inject another £50m into training and recruiting customs agents in the wake of its decision not to extend the Brexit transition period has been given a muted welcome by the freight industry.
A new report claims UK operators could make significant savings if they were allowed to add overlength vehicles to their fleets. A new study published last week suggested that allowing the use of ‘super’ semi-trailers could save the haulage industry £226m a year in reduced running costs. Such findings appear to strengthen the economic argument for the use of longer vehicles, but the study also puts forward a case for ‘super semis’ on safety and environmental grounds. The report, Impact […]