Logistics UK chief executive, David Wells has met EU Transition Minister, Rachel Maclean, to discuss the forthcoming end of the Brexit transition period.
Their meeting took place at the new Information and Advice Site at Hopwood Service Station near Britain’s second city of Birmingham.
There are 45 of these sites located at motorway service stations and truck stops across the UK and are designed to offer drivers of freight vehicles in-person advice on Brexit preparations.
“With exactly four weeks to go until the end of the Transition Period, this afternoon’s meeting was a good opportunity to engage with the Minister again and discuss our concerns around government and industry preparedness,” said Wells.
“Deal or no deal, any future trading arrangement with the EU will require much preparation by freight companies and their customers. Logistics UK is urging businesses involved in UK-EU supply chains to engage with the Information and Advice Sites to help them be as ready as they can.
“Information, including the Hauliers’ Handbook, is now available in many languages, so it is vital each company in any supply chain has accessed the available information.”
Logistics UK (formerly FTA) represents logistics businesses, which are vital to keeping the UK trading and more than 7m people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods.