Jump to navigation Truckers ramp up rates as Brexit bites and customs chaos looms Hauliers raise prices from €1.50 per kilometre to €10 over impact of new customs controls and fears of getting stranded in the UK By Alan Tovey, Industry Editor and Tom Rees 11 January 2021 • 6:18pm Foreign truckers bringing freight to Britain have raised their prices by almost 700pc over fears of getting stranded in the UK or not being able to secure loads for the return journey. Hauliers who previously charged €1.50 per kilometre now want €10 because of the impact of new Brexit customs controls, according to the Road Haulage Association. […] Richard Burnett, RHA chief executive, added: “Hauliers are raising their prices for trips to the UK because of fears about disruption, getting held up by new paperwork and a lack of certainty that they can get ‘back loads’ for the return journey to make it worthwhile.” Further underlining exporters’ frustrations, he said his own organisation’s customs brokerage has been “inundated by traders and hauliers who haven’t been able to get customs brokers to do their paperwork”. […] Elizabeth de Jong of Logistics UK said: “Freight volumes across the Dover Straits have been lower than usual for the time of year, but are expected to rise steadily this week.
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