Road Haulage Association chief executive, Richard Burnett has urged the government to do more to prepare industry for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Following a meeting with Brexit Secretary, Stephen Barclay MP, Mr Burnett has set out a series of measures which he says would ensure high volumes of goods could continue flowing across UK-EU borders if customs controls are introduced on 31 October. He called on the government to: \tProduce clear guidance on how the whole end-to-end journey will operate; \tOpen and authorise new and substantial customs facilities for transit; \tIntroduce consolidated and simplified import safety & security declaration system; \tLaunch online customs training for traders; \tMake lorry holding facilities such as Operation Brock fit for purpose; \tAbolish the 22% tariff on new trucks. He said that businesses moving goods across borders still don’t know what they’re required to do if there’s a ‘no-deal’ Brexit amid predictions that there will be huge backlogs at ports. A permanent 12-hour delay for the 10,000 trucks that use the Dover Strait each day would cost £2.2 billion per year in each direction in lorry operating costs alone. He pointed out that the 22% tariff on new trucks from the EU would make it beyond the reach of the average operator as they face daily charges of up to £100 to enter clean air zones with non-Euro VI trucks.