Only 4,000 EU permits for 40,000 UK trucks if no-deal Brexit

Nov 06 | 2018

The UK government has issued guidance on how to apply for an ECMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport) international road haulage permit system which truck operators will require to operate their vehicles in Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

With around 40,000 UK vehicles regularly crossing the Channel and only 4,000 annual and monthly permits available, demand is going to be high. Annual permits will only be allocated to Euro VI vehicles, with some monthly permits available for Euro V.

Applications from ‘O’ Licence operators can be made from 26 November and will be allocated according to the criteria set out in the guidance document.  Applicants will be required to state the number of European journeys taken each year and the type of goods carried.

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