Government plans to roll out a new customs system by March 2023 is “not fit for purpose” and faces “huge challenges” technology specialists are warning. The warning comes as the government announced this week that its Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will become the UK’s single customs platform from 31 March 2023. The move will see HMRC close its legacy Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system on the same day with businesses required to declare all goods through […]
An outbreak of Covid-19 at Wincanton’s B&Q distribution centre in Swindon has seen the number of infected staff rise to a total of 16 today (24 August).
The HGV Road User Levy has smashed its initial £20m revenue target in its first year of operation, generating £44m in revenue from foreign-registered hauliers and prompting calls for the money to be reinvested in UK road freight.
A driver’s ‘direct vision’ alone is not enough to prevent collisions caused by blind spots and vehicle safety systems need to be fitted as well if fatalities are to be reduced, according to Brigade Electronics.