The RHA has welcomed publication of the Government’s Border Operating Model.
The document sets out how the border will work and what firms need to do to move goods between the UK and EU next year.
RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett said: “It’s vital that hauliers and traders do everything they can now to prepare for our new trading relationship with the EU.
“Firms moving goods across borders will have to undertake customs processes whether there’s a deal or no deal. The message is clear – if the paperwork’s not right, the goods won’t cross.”
Mr Burnett and other key industry figures will meet with Michael Gove next week.
He said: “I’m glad that Mr Gove is engaging with our industry on post-transition arrangements and I look forward to discussing the detail with him.”