Under new rules, UK hauliers working on music concerts, sporting events, and cultural events will be able to make unlimited international trips.
According to the government, British specialist hauliers have been limited to three EU stops per tour since Brexit. However, they will be able to travel freely between the UK, the EU, and other countries beginning in late summer, according to the statement.
Industry experts have cautiously welcomed the change, but they have stated that it does not solve the problem for everyone.
According to Wob Roberts, production manager for Duran Duran and Sam Smith, the move was good news for UK and European tours but did not help smaller UK-based operations that did not have another base overseas.
New dual registration laws will apply to haulage companies with a base in the UK and another abroad, the Department for Transport said.
It means they will be able to transfer their vehicle between both operator licences without the need to change vehicles or have their journeys limited.
They will also not have to pay Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) in the UK for six months.
According to BBC report Mr Roberts said, “After Brexit, cabotage rules kicked in meaning UK hauliers could only make two drops, or three if they jumped through some more hoops.
“So what the bigger companies did, at great cost to themselves, was to open a new branch in Europe with European registered trucks and European licensed drivers.
“But that meant these vehicles and drivers could only make two or three drops in the UK. These new rules mean there’s no limit on drops for UK vehicles in Europe and also European registered vehicles in the UK.
“This will help UK-based tours keep going. But the problem is the smaller operations that couldn’t afford to set up a European arm are still going to be facing the same issues.”