5 Brexit haulage advice centres open, but the 40 others remain a mystery
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The UK government has published a list of 5 places where Brexit Information and Advice Sites have been set up for hauliers and lorry drivers.
The Department for Transport nonetheless promised to open 45 such sites in November, and there is still no information available on where the other 40 sites will be.
The UK government announced the November opening of 45 ‘Information and Advice Sites’ at key strategic locations across the UK on the 22nd of October.
At the time, the Department of Transport (DfT) wasn’t available to provide any further information on these sites. Finally, yesterday, on the 4th of November, the DfT announced the opening of 5 of the sites and promised to open 40 more on 16th November.
We hope to bring our readers more on this in the near future – we have made an official information request to the DfT in order to bring you answers as soon as possible. In the meantime, here is the lowdown on the 5 Brexit advice centres in operation and how they can help.
Information Sites currently open:
- Ashford International Truck Stop
- Carlisle Stobart Truck Stop
- Rugby Stobart Truck Stop
- Warrington Lymm
How can they help?
According to DfT, the sites offer in-person assistance on how to apply for the documents needed to keep them travelling to, from and through the EU. The agents in the centres should be able to help with the following questions too:
- new rules and documents needed to move goods between the UK and EU from 1 January 2021
- how to prepare for the changes
- how to use the new Check an HGV service