John Stevenson, the MP for Carlisle, has welcomed the new information and advice site, which has been set up at Carlisle Stobart Truck Stop, for hauliers and haulage managers. The purpose of this site is to ensure that everyone who is working in the haulage sector is prepared for the new border requirements at the end of the EU Transition Period.
The Carlisle advice site is one of the five pilot sites across the country to have already opened, with a further 40 sites opening on 16th November 2020. These sites will remain open until March 2021 and they will provide the opportunity to discuss changes post-Brexit and what they mean for those who attend. Attendees will also be informed of the documents needed to move goods between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021, along with how to use the new ‘check an HGV’ service.
John Stevenson said: “I am delighted that the Department for Transport has decided to open one of the five pilot sites for hauliers in Carlisle. These sites will provide vital information regarding the changes hauliers need to make before the EU Transition Period is over.
If you work in the haulage industry, please do visit the site at Stobart Truck Stop, to collect your Haulier Handbook and to discuss the changes with a member of the Department’s team, who can advise exactly how this will affect your work”.