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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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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£100 PER DAY FOR HGVS TO ENTER BATH?

Bath and North East Somerset Council are considering the implementation of a Clean Air Zone in Bath with a £100 charge for non-Euro VI trucks – and significantly it could take in a section of the A36/A46 link road.

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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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RHA CHALLENGES SURGE OF NEW CLEAN AIR ZONES

With the introduction of dozens of new clean air zones looming and the additional costs that these schemes bring for truck operators across the country, the RHA has challenged some of the myths that support the campaign to tax lorries out of towns and cities.

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GAS ATTACKS ON DRIVERS

There have been a disturbing number of recent reports on drivers being gassed in their sleep, rendering them unconscious during thefts from the vehicle.

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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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RHA CONDEMNS EMISSIONS CHEATS

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) have issued a press release supporting the DVSA clampdown on emissions standards cheats. On the 12th January they said ‘The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that more than 100 haulage operators were found to have lorries fitted with emissions cheat devices at roadside checks between August and […]

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The RHA Sets the Record Straight

By now we must all be aware of the worsening shortage of HGV drivers in the UK and the threats posed by this. The issue is compounded for movers, who face the additional challenge of finding drivers who also have the skills and aptitude to handle furniture. So what is to be done? The RHA […]

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