In recent days hauliers
have contacted the Liverpool ECHO to complain about the delays.
Even before the recession, many UK hauliers
were struggling to stay in business.
Ibrar Ahmed, who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Kings Heath, said: "Road hauliers
in Birmingham can expect spot checks and intensive scrutiny of their records over the next few months.
Today's news will mean a happier Christmas for motorists and hauliers
Alistair Atkinson, Sales Director at Proteo said: "Rising fuel prices and pressure on margins means that hauliers
can benefit from technology systems which drive efficiency and help them to deliver the service levels that their clients demand.
Lorries are coming here for a week and staying here the whole time taking domestic work from UK hauliers
, breaking cabotage rules.
And Mr Quinn said when NTR ran the tolls, registered hauliers
were given a 15 per cent discount which has been scrapped by the NRA.
PROTEST: Lorry drivers and hauliers
demonstrate; GRIDLOCK: Lorries block the A40 Westway in protest at the price of fuel duty
In his letter to the Chancellor Mr Hain also notes that UK hauliers
are also at a disadvantage in having to pay road charges when driving abroad, while no such charge is levied on overseas firms.
Led by lorry drivers from Kent, the protest is expected to attract hundreds of hauliers
from around the UK.
They said: "The new rise will only compound the problems, with many smaller hauliers
likely to be the worst hit as they will find it difficult to pass on the extra cost to customers.
have regularly called for better cooperation and exchange of information between national regulators of their industry within the EU.
A move by Corus to change the way it transports its products could be bad news for Tees Valley hauliers
More road hauliers
are choosing Fife to avoid the journey through England to cross-channel ports.
Motorists and hauliers
in the UK have had to fork out more cash to fill up compared with their European counterparts.