Get ready for Brexit, urges FTA

Freight Transport Association deputy chief executive James Hookham is urging the industry not to get lulled into a false sense of security over possible delays to Brexit and to activate their No Deal readiness plans for possible implementation this weekend. While the latest BBC reports suggest that the EU is expected to offer a delay until at least 30 June, and possibly for up to a year, FTA is reminding logistics businesses ... [+]

Alarm bells ring out as Parliament rejects another Brexit plan

The Freight Transport Association is urging the logistics industry to prepare for “the disruptive impact of a no deal Brexit in less than two weeks' time” after Parliament rejected the government's proposed Withdrawal Agreement on 29 March. It said the risk of a no deal departure had been heightened. It warned: ... [+]

Time to register trailers, says FTA

FTA is reminding hauliers to register their commercial trailers with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) before planning to take them into any European country that ratified the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic after 28 March. (Not all EU countries ratified the Convention including Spain, Malta and Ireland). ... [+]

FTA welcomes customs Brexit waiver

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed an announcement by HMRC that it will temporarily waive security and safety declarations for post-Brexit logistics movements. It followed a meeting on 18 February between HMRC officials and industry groups which confirmed that, from 29 March, the status quo will be temporarily maintained and hauliers ... [+]

FTA to hold Brexit webinar

FTA will hold a webinar, No Deal Brexit Briefings for Logistics Managers on 25 January. Hosted by FTA’s team of experts, it will cover customs declarations and duties, non-customs checks and EU27 workers andl provide a comprehensive guide to No Deal planning across all transport modes. It will take place at 10am ... [+]

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