The line of heavy goods vehicles seems endless on the A26, in Nordausques (Pas-de-Calais), a little before Calais. On the road to England, drivers sometimes have to wait for hours. “These are extended days”, breaths one of them. With Brexit scheduled for January 1, 2021, English companies are importing as much as possible to benefit from the advantages of the common market until the last moments.

David Sagnard, CEO of Transports Carpentier, owns 80 trucks that he locates in real time on his phone: these days, he sends eight to nine heavy goods vehicles across the Channel a day, against one or two in normal times. Often, they get trapped in traffic jams. For the drivers, the waiting hours are not akin to rest: when they are stopped, the candidates for emigration to England try to enter their trailer.

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