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Smelly Portaloos, $400 Fines: Truck Drivers Warn of Brexit Chaos

  • Trade union Unite predicts ‘chaos and confusion’ at ports
  • ‘Unacceptable’ that drivers face fines for missing documents
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One of the U.K.’s biggest trade unions has warned that truck drivers face hardship at the end of the Brexit transition period, because poor government preparations will lead to “chaos and confusion” at ports.

Drivers have the prospect of “being stuck in their cabs for hours and hours on end in ad-hoc lorry parks without adequate access to clean toilets, washing, food or rest facilities,” said Adrian Jones, a national officer at Unite, in an e-mailed statement. “Smelly portaloos, some outdoor sinks and a burger van will not suffice.”