The commercial fleet industry is warning that a new points-based immigration system could bring the supply chain to a grinding halt.
An extension to the Brexit transition period is essential as the country deals with the coronavirus crisis, claim two of the industry’s leading trade bodies.
According to research from IRU, the European road transport sector will face a 13% increase in driver shortage this year (2020).
Fiscal incentives to support transport businesses and promote investment are vital as the UK navigates the uncertain Brexit transition period, says Menzies LLP.
Dawsongroup is predicting substantial growth in the rental and leasing sector post-Brexit, with the haulage industry potentially overturning long-held traditional positions on ownership.
FTA is warning that without the passing of the Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament, the risk of a ‘no deal’ departure remains.
The EU has approved the extension of two contingency measures to maintain road haulage and air connectivity, by another seven months, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The Government has suggested five things parcel delivery and logistics companies can do now to get ready for the UK leaving the EU on October 31.
The Government has revised the tariff rates that will be applied to trucks purchased from outside the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
£8m scheme aims to establish 150 pop-up advice centres across 10 countries, with messaging supported by a billboard and media advertising campaign.
FTA has criticised the Government for not sharing potential Brexit no-deal scenarios with the logistics industry after they were leaked over the weekend.
The used LCV market is showing signs of change caused by Brexit and with the introduction of the London ULEZ, according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA).
New research also reveals that under any Brexit scenario employers in the UK’s logistics sector expect to lose – on average – 21% of their blue-collar workforce.
The FTA has welcomed a provisional agreement to allow UK hauliers market access without ECMT permits for certain transport operations in the event of 'no deal'.
Less than 1,000 hauliers have been able to “win” a haulage pass to enable them to carry on sending trucks out of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
By Mark Merrell, partner and head of Corclaim Debt
Commercial vehicle operators wanting to transport goods into EU-27 countries post-Brexit are being urged to apply for International haulage permits before applications close on Friday.
Trend towards online sales grows with 41% sold via that channel, according to Manheim. By Dean Bowkell
Fraikin is warning fleets not to wait for Brexit before booking CPC training, with less than a year to go until the second five-year block deadline for drivers with acquired rights.
As uncertainty rages in Westminster it spells good news for one sector of the industry. By Dean Bowkett