22% TARIFFS FOR ‘NO DEAL’ IMPORTED HGVS

This month is proving very difficult to report on current stories without mentioning the ‘B’ word….apologies then for this story that we picked up from the RHA. The story was issued as a press release on the 14th March and clearly has an impact on the removals world. We say clearly – as it relates […]

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EUROPEAN UNION ADOPTS NO-DEAL LAWS

Sorry – another news soundbite containing the dreaded ‘B’ word….. This is really a follow-up to a story we published a few months ago about the need to register for ECMT permits. Well of course that has all changed (as has much of the news around the ‘B’ word!). Commercial Motor magazine recently published more […]

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REGISTERING TRAILERS TO TRAVEL POST-BREXIT

More of the dreaded ‘B’ word as we report on some timely advice from Ian Gallagher, the FTA’s Head of Compliance Information. He said: “From 28 March 2019, UK hauliers will have to register their commercial trailers with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) before towing them into any European country that ratified the […]

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MORE ON RETAINING DRIVERS

The RHA issued a press release this month which states wages for HGV drivers are rising faster than inflation. This indicates that the driver shortage is worsening, and affecting all sectors.

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EU PROPOSALS IN EVENT OF ‘NO DEAL’

We understand from a press release issued by the RHA on 19 December 2018 that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the European Commission plans to allow UK and EU operators to maintain the movement of goods between the UK and other EU member states until the end of December 2019.

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ECMT Permits – Act Now!

If you carry out removals to and from Europe, you need to read this….ECMT permit applications open this week: international hauliers must apply – or miss out!

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How to avoid more staff shortages

During a panel debate entitled ‘Holding onto European Staff’ at the recent Movers & Storers Show, we asked whether the industry is sleepwalking into a recruitment crisis…

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BREXIT & EUROPEAN EMPLOYEES

Okay, I mentioned Brexit once but please don’t stop reading!!! Our thanks to The Mover Magazine who published a story this month about Mario Amato who is Head of Group Business Development at White & Company and was invited to join a business led steering committee as part of a Home Office initiative. It appears […]

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OPERATING IN EUROPE POST-BREXIT

Back in the day….when we had a removal for any European country, we had to undergo a time-consuming process of completing the correct paperwork before setting off. If memory serves, this included a C273, C2L, a full and detailed inventory, a carnet de passage and more. 

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GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES POST-BREXIT BILL

The government has taken a step towards securing the future of the post-Brexit haulage industry with a new bill designed to assist hauliers regardless of whether we end up with a new system involving permits, or no deal at all.

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