FTA announces free Brexit readiness workshops

By Sasha Fedorenko September 24, 2019 - 10:23 am

With less than 40 days until the UK is due to leave the EU, goods vehicle operators must ensure they are fully prepared for a possibility of no-deal Brexit.

To provide hauliers with the information they need to keep their EU-UK operations running as smoothly as possible, FTA has launched a series of free half-day workshops, taking place throughout September and October 2019 in venues across the UK. For more information, or to book your place on a free workshop, please visit this page.

The workshops are funded by the Department for Transport (DfT), which has chosen FTA to help educate hauliers on the new procedures and trading conditions under a No Deal Brexit.

“As the most influential business organisation in the logistics sector, FTA is the natural choice to deliver such a vital programme of workshops. I strongly encourage all goods vehicle operators – whether FTA members or not – to attend a free workshop. Enquire now to secure your place.”
– Keith Gray, general manager for training, audits and standards, FTA.

The move will see 100 free workshops taking place at locations in the UK including Belfast, London and Coventry to cover the following:

  • Brexit update.
  • Overview of No-Deal Brexit impact on international haulage.
  • New border procedures and haulier responsibilities to maintain business continuity.
  • Practical considerations for a No-Deal Brexit and a step-by-step guide for hauliers to prepare.
  • Overview of new documentation requirements for goods vehicle operators.
  • Overview of documentation for goods vehicle drivers.
  • Overview of documents for goods vehicles and trailers.
  • Other haulage business no-deal planning considerations.
  • End to end process.

“With the UK and EU yet to reach an agreement on their future trading relationship, it is vital goods vehicle operators are as prepared as possible for a No Deal Brexit on 31 October 2019.

“In this scenario, new border procedures and haulier responsibilities will come into effect immediately. Hauliers must ensure they fully understand the new road haulage procedures, documentation requirements and responsibilities that will arise after 31 October 2019; otherwise, they risk their operations coming to a standstill.”

“While we are still waiting for clarification from the government on several points – such as UK tariff regimes in the medium term – goods vehicle operators must ensure they have done everything in their power to prepare for the challenging times ahead: starting with these workshops.”
– John Lucy, manager, international transport & trade procedures, FTA.

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