European Union adopts no-deal laws for hauliers

Chris Tindall
March 25, 2019

EU Ministers have now formally adopted laws that allow hauliers to continue providing services to and from the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The DVSA said that for UK hauliers it means that permits will not be required for “the vast majority of journeys to the EU until the end of 2019.” It added that ECMT permits will enable hauliers to transit the EU to third countries.

Roads minister Jesse Norman said: “The measures formally adopted by the EU (on 19 March), together with the UK’s decision to grant equivalent rights, means that UK hauliers and coach operators will have continued access to the EU after 29 March 2019 whatever the outcome.”

The government has also signed a separate agreement with Norway, which will ensure that hauliers can continue to drive to, from and through the country.

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Chris Tindall

Chris Tindall started writing for the haulage and logistics industry in 2002 and quickly realised there was enough going on to keep him busy for a very long time. He’s covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning, Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the lack of safe and secure lorry parks and he helped secure the release of a lorry driver in a Polish jail due to misuse of the European Arrest Warrant.

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