RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett asks the new Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, to work closely with the UK haulage industry making every effort to ensure that businesses are Brexit-ready.

He said that firms are still in the dark over the new processes they’ll be expected to work with amid concerns that red tape and inadequate infrastructure will lead to chaos at ports.

“The economy relies on goods moving freely across our borders but up to now we’ve seen no evidence that the government has the systems or support for firms in place to maintain that flow.

“It’s now make or break for the many thousands of UK haulage operators, responsible for moving 98% of the economy.

“In addition to welcoming the new Transport Secretary I also want say how pleased I am that Stephen Barclay MP has retained his position as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

“We have already established a good working relationship with the him and his department and are delighted that with Brexit now only 99 days away continuity will be maintained.”