The industry has been paying its respects to Queen Elizabeth II who died yesterday.

Royal Mail group said it joined with people across the United Kingdom and around the world in mourning her death.

“We extend our deepest condolences to His Majesty and to all members of the Royal Family,” it added.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport said it was deeply saddened by the news of the queen’s passing and offered “its condolences to our patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, and all members of the Royal Family at this sad time.”

Logistics UK also sent its deepest condolences and said: “The world mourns an extraordinary woman, who dedicated her life to the service of the nation and the commonwealth.”

Meanwhile a statement from the RHA said: “On behalf of all the members and staff of the RHA we want to express our feelings at this very difficult time for the Royal Family.

“The Queen’s reign has been extraordinarily long and during this time generations of workers in the road transport industry have grown to love and respect her for her role as head of state.

“Her passing marks the end of an era, and we would like to pay collective tribute to her work and extraordinary legacy, as well as offering our sincere and deep condolences to the new King and the whole Royal Family.”