Haulage firm owner, 76, was killed in road crash by one of his own lorries while he was out cycling

Haulage firm owner, 76, was killed in road crash by one of his own lorries while he was out cycling, inquest hears Jeff Atkinson, 76, was cycling on the inside of a HGV when he was hit, court told It is believed the firm owner was trying to tell the driver a tyre was underinflated  … Read more

What Brexit chaos? Just three lorries turned away at the Kent border on New Year’s Day 

What Brexit chaos? Just three lorries turned away at the Kent border on New Year’s Day Despite fears of Dover becoming a carpark only three lorries were turned away  Ministers were given the figure at a Cobra meeting chaired by Michael Gove Hauliers require new paperwork as part of revised trading with the EU  By … Read more

Huge backlog of lorries in Kent is almost cleared after mass Covid testing drive

Fewer than 200 lorry drivers were last night waiting to travel to France following a week of disruption at the English Channel border, the Department for Transport said. Thousands of drivers spent days in queues to reach the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel after France temporarily closed its border on December 20. The move came … Read more

Lorries queue in Dover to cross Channel as Storm Bella delays ferries

The Port of Dover suffered more delays today, with a long line of lorries seen queuing on the approach, after Storm Bella forced Channel crossings to be stopped overnight. After days of disruption following France‘s decision to shut its border with the UK, the port suffered another setback overnight when freight ferry services had to … Read more

France set to reveal plans for reopening UK border as almost 1,000 lorries wait to cross The Channel

Dover was plunged into a second night of chaos with up to 1,500 lorries now filling side streets and laybys and drivers facing the prospect of being stuck in their cabs on Christmas Day as they await the green light to cross the Channel to Europe. Emergency talks are ongoing this morning in a bid … Read more

Truck tailbacks stretch 20 MILES at Dover: Thousands of lorries queue for ferries

Queues at Dover reached 20 miles today with long traffic jams in Calais through the night as thousands of lorries – many full of Christmas gifts and food – tried to cross the Channel amid chaos at Britain’s container ports. Extraordinary photographs taken from above the M20 in Kent showed how vehicles were bumper-to-bumper amid … Read more

No Deal contingency plans revealed: More than 3,000 lorries a week mobilised to bring in medicines

The Government has revealed its No Deal contingency plans, including more than 3,000 lorries a week to bring in essential drugs and 1,100 extra customs and immigration officers. Preparations for Britain crashing out without a free trade agreement have so far seen Royal Navy vessels deployed to ‘threats of illegal fishing’ in UK waters, Number … Read more

Thousands of lorries queue through the night at Dover

Long snaking queues of lorries on the roads to Dover and the Channel Tunnel through the night and into today lays bare the disastrous crush at the nation’s ports as 2,000 more lorries than usual are crossing between Britain and Europe every day. Emergency measures were imposed on roads across Kent – for the third … Read more

Iceland supermarket says it ‘stands ready’ to help vaccine roll-out with its freezer lorries

The boss of frozen food giant Iceland says the supermarket ‘stands ready to support’ in rolling out Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine after the jab today sealed approval from the UK’s medical regulator. Amid scenes of joy at the historic breakthrough this morning, there have been concerns over how best to transport and store the vaccine because … Read more