Movable barrier for the M20

21 February 2020

Following the removal of the steel barrier on the M20, Highways England has announced a new system to manage the traffic impact during cross-Channel disruption.

EU warned by European Commission over road charging

18 February 2020

Every month the European Commission list the infringements of EU legislation by Member States which it has detected and wants them to correct. In February, Italy, Romania, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Spain, Portugal and the UK are all being called to answer for infringements.

M20 Operation Brock barrier to be removed

13 January 2020

Details of work to remove the steel barrier on the M20 in Kent, installed last year as part of Operation Brock (see Kent roads are Brexit-ready), have been confirmed by Highways England.

Stena set to improve UK Ireland ferry freight services

13 January 2020

The first of five next generation Stena Line RoPax vessels to be completed at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China, the Stena Estrid has started service this month (January 2020) on the Holyhead to Dublin route.

Safe parking areas attract EU funding

13 November 2019

The European Commission has announced that it intends to provide €60 million to fund improvements to the safe and secure truck parking areas (SSTPAs) network across Europe.

Operation Brock is activated on the M20

29 October 2019

Drivers of lorries weighing more than 7.5 tonnes heading for Eurotunnel or the Port of Dover on the M20 have been instructed by Highways England to follow signs directing them onto the coastbound carriageway of the M20 between junction 8 for Maidstone and junction 9 for Ashford.

Brexit advice rolls on

29 October 2019

A new guide aims to help hauliers get to grips with the demands that a no-deal Brexit will place on their import and/or export operations.

Government prepares Kent roads for Brexit

29 October 2019

The Secretary of State for Transport has issued a set of Orders, in the form of Statutory Instruments, which will enable the movement of cross-Channel lorries in Kent to be controlled by regulating access to the road network in the period ending on 31 December 2020.