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Brexit and the Haulage Industry

As you will be aware, the UK ended its partnership with the European Union on Friday 31st January 2020, entering us into a transition period (also known as the implementation period) that’s likely to last until the end of December 2020. Whilst in this transition period the UK will still follow EU rules.

Once the transition period ends there will be changes to the travel and haulage industry and the rules that we must follow.  One of the biggest changes Brexit may bring is customs procedures both for importing and export goods to/from the UK.

Nidd Transport have already taken steps to ensure that we are ready for these new procedures, such as investing in customs software and training courses for our dedicated team.

There are a number of steps you can now take to be prepared for the new  procedures coming into play from January 2021, most importantly registering for an EORI number.

Other steps include:

  1. Appointing an agent, such as Nidd Transport, to handle customs declarations on your behalf
  2. Confirm the Shipping Terms for your job
  3. Determine the Customs Procedure Code (CPC), relevant to your goods
  4. Clarify if your products are controlled goods (e.g. wines and spirits) and are they subject to an Export or Import Licence
  5. Provide a Commercial Invoice for every job – details to be included on this are:
  • Your company name and address
  • Description of the type of packaging
  • Description of product(s) together with Commodity Code(s)
  • The total gross and nett weights of the shipment
  • The total sales value of the shipment and currency
  • A declaration that the goods are of UK manufacture and origin. If the goods are not of UK manufacture or origin then the Country of Origin must be shown

For all up to date information regarding Brexit please click here.

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Palletforce Gala Dinner – Westminster Plaza, London on Saturday 22nd June 2019

A party of 6 employees and their partners attended the Palletforce Annual Gala dinner and awards night this year. The night was attended by 470 guests and the theme of the evening was a South American Carnival and the event was hosted by comedian Stephen Mulhern! A great night was had by all and we all danced the night away into the early hours.

Most importantly, for the 4th consecutive year Nidd transport were awarded ‘Palletforce Depot of the Year’ – The Chairman’s Award – for achieving a 100% performance on all the major KPI’s in the network.

We are measured on our delivery performance and the accuracy of our administration in order to achieve this 100% performance level with Palletforce.

We are very proud of this award and thank all the team at Nidd Transport for making this happen. It is great to receive recognition for all the hard work the team have put in to provide our customers with the very best level of service ensuring deliveries run smoothly. 

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