EU offers six-month no-deal 'lifeline' to hauliers on UK ECMT permits

Europe’s ‘no-deal’ contingency planning has extended a lifeline to anxious hauliers of a six-month delay on the need for driver permits, in exchange for UK reciprocity.

The olive branch comes just a day after Europe allocated 1,600 European Conference of Ministers of Transport driver permits (ECMT) to the UK, leaving more than 8,000 truckers uncertain how they would move goods around a post-Brexit EU.

MD of policy and public affairs at the Road Haulage Association (RHA) Rod McKenzie welcomed the announcement.

He said: “Good news as [there are] not enough permits. But it needs the UK to reciprocate.”

Read more at The Loadstar (Alex Whiteman)

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