RHA chief executive Richard Burnett has contacted every member of the association to reassure them that following the news that the UK is to leave the EU, the association is calling upon the government to clarify the situation for road hauliers.
In his letter he says:
“Whichever way you cast your vote last week, the public has spoken and the UK has decided to leave the EU.
“We are now entering a period of uncertainty. The Pound still hasn’t made any significant sign of recovery since the Brexit earthquake, the stock market is still reeling and all industry sectors are waiting for the ramifications to be established.
“However, I want to make it clear that your Association will be keeping close to government to ensure the best deal for UK road hauliers. Rest assured, we are already in the process of arranging meetings with relevant departmental ministers so that we can stress the industry’s needs and expectations.”
Richard Burnett has asked members with specific concerns to respond as soon as possible so that they can be included in the imminent negotiations.
Concluding he said: “We need clear, demonstrative leadership - and quickly - from government as well as skilful negotiation to stabilise the economy and address the concerns of the public in general and our members in particular. The impact for us as a key industry provider could be considerable. It is our responsibility as the only organisation solely dedicated to the UK haulage sector to ensure that the issues are urgently addressed and the transition between now and leaving the EU to be a smooth as possible."