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Lorry drivers have to police Calais border for authorities – then are fined heavily if they don’t

Transport expert, Vikki Woodfine, writes an opinion piece for i Paper on the plight of professional drivers trying to complete an honest day’s work in the face of the chaos at Calais.

As hauliers strike in Calais in what has been dubbed “operation snail”, it’s easy to understand the strength of feeling on this subject. We read reports every day on the the plight of migrants in Europe and have been asked to consider the extent of our obligation to help these people. What we hear much less about, however, is the plight of professional drivers trying to complete an honest day’s work in the face of chaos.

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Lorry drivers police Calais border

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Vikki Woodfine

Partner - Head of Road Haulage & Logistics

Best known as the “Lorry Lawyer” I am also Head of the Road Haulage & Logistics group at DWF and specialise in health and safety defence work and road transport law.