Brexit has left UK hauliers “like Bambi caught in the headlights” exposing them to an aggressive expansion push by Lithuanian logistics giant Girteka Logistics, according to its strategic director Kristian Kaas Mortensen. The haulier, which owns and operates almost 7,000 trucks and employs 13,000 drivers, is on a drive to enter the UK market. It also plans to expand its fleet to 10,000 by 2020. “We see Brexit as an enormous opportunity. We are very hungry to enter the UK […]
The FTA told MPs that it was “surprised” it had not been alerted to government research that found a no-deal Brexit would result not only in severe delays at Calais but also fuel shortages affecting hauliers across the UK.
FTA chief executive David Wells fears the government may try to blame the haulage industry for “failing to plan” for a no-deal Brexit in the event of subsequent road transport disruption.
The logistics sector has suffered its biggest fall in confidence since 2015 as concerns grow about the possible impact of Brexit.