The Freight Transport Association has repeated its call to MPs to back the Brexit withdrawal agreement when is comes to the vote on 11th December, arguing that a no-deal Brexit would lead to drastic restrictions on road haulage, as well as new customs declarations, duty payments, conformity checks and other inspections at the EU border.
Freight Transport Association has called for MPs to vote in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement in order to delivering the frictionless trade that the logistics sector was promised and Britain trading post-Brexit.
Two thirds of transport operators have admitted that they are not ready for Brexit, according to a survey conducted by the Freight Transport Authority.
The Freight Transport Association is advising commercial vehicle operators wanting to transport goods into EU-27 countries post-Brexit to apply for an ECMT permit as a no-deal Brexit is still a threat to UK businesses.
The Freight Transport Association has pointed out that there is no system in place that ensures that checks are carried out to check the right of work of EU national employees and that this therefore falls into the hands of the industry to avoid prosecution and removal of illegal workers.