Trailer shortages due to potential ‘No Deal Brexit’

A “no deal” Brexit is just over one week away, and this uncertainty is now severely impacting the European Full Trailer and Groupage markets.

Many European hauliers and rail operators have decided to either reduce the number of trailers / units they are sending to the UK or to avoid entering the UK completely.

Serious delays have occurred over the last 2-3 weeks in Calais and at the Eurotunnel due to the French customs officials work to rule.

The availability of trailers / units has been greatly impacted by these two corresponding events.

If a deal cannot be reached, we only foresee this situation getting worse up until the leave deadline. Many big European operators are likely to dramatically reduce their trailers / units in the UK next week.

During this unprecedented time we will be looking to use all modes of transport, but delays are likely to be experienced.

If you would like to receive further information, please contact your operational account handler.