EM Rogers: Brexit has cost us £1m
Truck exporter and international haulier EM Rogers believes the Brexit vote has cost the company more than £1m in increased costs. Sales manager Shaun Boyson said: “It has probably cost us £1m on exchange rates alone, from fuel, tolls and other costs abroad.”
Boyson said the continued uncertainty around the UK’s exit is proving a massive problem in committing to work and has affected its plans to renew the fleet.
“We’ve got 10 trucks to replace, but don’t know where we will register them or use them. We’re lucky that we’ve got an office in Holland, so have a boot in both camps, but budgeting for the unknown is really difficult.”
Citing Switzerland as an example, Boyson said a permit system for vehicles could cause massive problems for the company’s transport operation. “If they were to introduce permits, we’ll probably want 50, but what if they only give us 10. We don’t know what any of this is going to entail.
Switzerland is a paperwork nightmare, but everywhere is going to be a Switzerland. We have to find a way for it to work, and we will, but laying on boats to cross the Channel is the least of our worries; clearing customs will be the problem.”
Encirc get nine new Kel-Berg tipping trailers
Kel-Berg has delivered nine new T100 alloy tipping trailers to Northern Ireland operator Encirc. Kel-Berg won the order as it needed a quick delivery of units. All of the trailers were able to be built, painted and delivered within four weeks of the order.
Encirc transport manager Martin McGoldrick said: “Encirc decided to go with the Kel-Berg T100 tippers as its half-pipe tippers have been operating with hauliers for many years and are a tried and tested product.
“After looking at many manufacturers we went with the T100 Alloy Tipper as it was lightweight and helped increase our payload by an average of 1 tonne per trailer, which, in turn, will reduce our carbon impact by almost 18,000 tonnes per year."
“Kel-Berg delivered all trailers in a short lead time to meet our delivery schedule.”
- Tip-ex Tank-ex, taking place in Harrogate from 30 May - 1 June 2019 is the UK's must-attend event for operators in the dry bulk and liquid tanker sectors. You can register free on the website.