Grant Shapps, who has taken over as transport secretary from Chris Grayling, has a “totally different, pro-active” approach, according to RHA chief executive Richard Burnett.
Following a meeting with Shapps, Burnett said: “This has a totally different feel in terms of the Government listening to the haulage and logistics sector and I’m really looking forward to working with the new secretary of state.”
“It’s good to see he understands the challenges we are facing over Brexit and it’s encouraging that he promised greater clarity on the processes traders will have to go through in the event of a no-deal at the end of October. The RHA has been critical about the lack of clarity over new customs processes and the complexity of the tasks involved in customs form filling.
“He sees the challenges ahead both in terms of the movement of goods on the island of Ireland and also at the ports, including the Short Straights, and has promised much more information.”