The Road Haulage Association is deeply concerned for the lives of UK-bound hauliers who, for the third summer in succession, are falling victim to migrants, intent on reaching UK shores.
Once again the RHA is receiving reports from hauliers experiencing attacks by migrants as they approach the last leg of their journey home.
Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “Regrettably, this comes as no surprise. Following the demolition of the Jungle last October, we warned that such action would not the end of the problem and the latest news shows that we were right.
“Operators and their drivers cannot face another summer of threats and intimidation and the cost in terms of lost and damaged loads is massive. But more importantly, the cost in terms of trauma for the drivers; the men and women who are simply trying to do their job is inestimable.
“Security needs to be increased and, as during the past two summers, we shall continue our call for deployment of the French military.
“We are also deeply concerned at the suggestion that President Macron is to review the Le Touquet Treaty – the agreement that the UK border is located in Calais.
“France is on the UK’s doorstep. Moving the border back to this side of the Channel will simply open our door wide to anyone who wants to get in.”