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.”