Brexit Trucker Shortage

Brexit Trucker Shortage

According to a study from the International Road Transport Union, Brexit could increase the shortage of drivers among UK haulage companies.With the UK’s trucking sector already short on drivers and being heavily reliant on workers from the EU, Brexit could have a...
Simplified Import Procedures For Brexit

Simplified Import Procedures For Brexit

On the 29th March 2019, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, large numbers of UK businesses have been expected to work apply the same procedures to EU shipments that exist when trading with the rest of the world.At the present time, under import processes for...
Autonomous Trucks Agreement

Autonomous Trucks Agreement

The first commercial autonomous solution, providing the transportation of limestone from an open pit mine to a neighbouring port, was signed in Norway by Volvo Trucks.The route which stretches 5km will see six autonomous Volvo FH trucks navigate through tunnels,...
Test Plans For No Deal Brexit

Test Plans For No Deal Brexit

The Department for Transport held a recent exercise to test plans for border disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit, however it has been described as “too little too late” by hauliers.The disused Manston Airport in Kent was used as the location for...
New Rules Could Attract Drivers

New Rules Could Attract Drivers

New rules covering the employment of truck drivers have recently been agreed by the Council of Europe, in an attempt to make the job more attractive.The vote which took place at beginning of December, approved EC proposals to reform the road transport sector, and will...
Government Offer No-Deal Brexit Advice

Government Offer No-Deal Brexit Advice

A recent publication by the UK Department of Transportation (DoT) has suggested UK trucking companies will no longer be able to rely on automatic recognition by the EU of UK-issued Community Licences, but will be able to apply for a permit scheme. The DoT advised...