The Road Haulage Association says the government is still failing to provide clarity on Brexit following a meeting with transport secretary Chris Grayling.
Burnett said: “Mr Grayling remained optimistic that a deal will be reached – albeit last minute. However, neither I, nor the others present, shared his optimism. There are still far too many unknowns – the only certainty is that a no-deal Brexit have a significant impact the haulage operators that cross to mainland Europe daily.”
And he told Grayling: “You have to get a deal and find a way of us being able to access Europe.”
Speaking after the meeting Burnett said: “Do we feel that today’s meeting has achieved something? No. Are we confident that the issue will be resolved? No. Have we finally received clarity? No.
“We tried to present a pragmatic view as to what will happen. It’s up to Government to whether or not they listen.”