The Road Haulage Association has urged the Government to put all its energy into getting hauliers and traders ready for Brexit.

The call comes as the transport minister announced that ‘no-deal’ lorry queue contingency plans have been stepped up in Kent.

RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett is satisfied that Operation Brock will be ready in time but insists that the Government must focus on getting hauliers and traders prepared for Brexit as quickly as possible.

“Firms need to know exactly what documentation is required to be Brexit-ready but there are still gaps in the Government’s communications with business.

“Time is running out – we need much clearer guidance on the processes for moving goods across borders if we’re to avoid delays and chaos at Channel ports.”