Freight and transport companies “need to decide quickly what their bottom line is on Brexit, or risk not having any say at all over the future”.
That is the view of Stoke-on-Trent South MP and Commons Transport Select Committee member Rob Flello, who says the sectors have to decide exactly what their priorities are.
“It is vital for the transport and freight sectors to work out what their most pressing concerns are, and then lobby government hard to ensure that the most basic conditions are met to enable them to trade successfully in future.”
On freight, he said: “This is a £55 billion industry employing one and three-quarter million people and producing 5% of GDP. Its voice must be heard before any deal is struck.
“Government is so tied up in knots it isn’t going to come along to ask what the industry’s needs are. There has to be a united front from all concerned, beating down the doors in Whitehall and demanding to be listened to before it’s too late.”