Continental truck drivers avoiding Britain

“That was my last trip to England”

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sunday january 3 2021

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Some drivers say the increase in paperwork means travelling to Britain is not worth their time
Some drivers say the increase in paperwork means travelling to Britain is not worth their time

Charlie Parker Saturday

January 02 2021, 12.01am, The Times

European lorry drivers are ditching Britain as industry experts warn that Brexit red tape could create “gaps” on supermarket shelves.

Hauliers who were stuck at the border in Dover over Christmas now face “mountains” of paperwork to continue travelling between EU countries and the UK under a new trade agreement.

With about 80 per cent of lorries that cross the Channel coming from Europe, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) said if enough drivers quit Britain it could create a “knock-on effect” in supply chains.

Coquelles, on the outskirts of Calais, awaited the first freight as the Brexit transition period ended

Coquelles, on the outskirts of Calais, awaited the first freight as the Brexit transition period ended

Cristi Duhomnicu, 31, was transporting 20 tonnes of frozen chicken from Romania over the Christmas holidays when he became stranded in Dover as France shut its borders due to coronavirus fears.

“This is my last ever journey in England ….


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Published by technofiend1

Kazan- Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982

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