Tuesday 13th Nov 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Transport minister resigns over Brexit

Transport minister Jo Johnson has resigned from the government saying he cannot support the government’s proposed Brexit deal and calling for a public vote on the plan.

Automotive supplier closes two factories and DC

Schaeffler, the automotive component manufacturer, has set out plans to close its logistics centre at Sutton Coldfield along with factories at Plymouth and Llanelli, as part of a plan to move production to sites outside the UK.

RHA astonished by ex-Brexit secretary’s claims

Claims by ex-Brexit secretary David Davis that there won’t be border delays at Dover–Calais even if there’s a no-deal Brexit have left the Road Haulage Association “astonished”.

Cannot check workers’ rights without a system, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association has pointed out that there is no system in place that ensures that checks are carried out to check the right of work of EU national employees and that this therefore falls into the hands of the industry to avoid prosecution and removal of illegal workers.

The Budget: what about Brexit?

British International Freight Association has welcomed aspects of Philip Hammond’s Budget but notes Brexit remains a priority and that its members want to see an agreement on trade and customs as an urgent priority which is of “much greater importance to the work of our members than anything announced in yesterday’s budget.”  

The Budget: more needs to be done for transport

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed Philip Hammond’s announcement in his Budget that he intends to allocate £30 billion for motorways and other major road improvements, including £420 million for fixing potholes to be made available immediately.

Most logistics operators expect to grow

Three quarters of logistics companies expect their business to grow next year, according to a survey of 370 freight and logistics operators by the Freight Transport Association in partnership with Santander.