Following the Brexit transition, a recent study revealed the impacts now faced by UK hauliers, with 66% voicing concern over the admin increase required to cross the border.
Haulage Exchange, a specialist UK haulage platform, asked employees from 32 UK-based haulage companies how they had been affected by the transition, which ended the 1st of January 2021.
The study revealed various concerns, including admin, redundancies and ongoing partnerships with EU-based companies, as 6% stated they no longer work with them.
21% of haulage companies also said that they had lost business, as a result, while logistic employees also took a hit, with 15% of companies making redundancies.
But it is not all doom and gloom, as some insights do suggest positive changes.
15% of haulage companies said they saw an increase in demand, while more employment opportunities have been created, with 9% increasing their employee headcount.
Here is a roundup of the findings:
Sam Wilkinson, Chief Revenue Officer at Transport Exchange Group, says: “With the Brexit transition period over, our focus is to ensure users of our market-leading Freight Exchange platforms, Courier Exchange and Haulage Exchange, can continue to carry goods to and from the EU without disruption.
“According to our survey, delays at ports and paperwork are front of mind for carriers.
“To ensure they can be prepared and avoid delays, we are working with industry experts to provide educational content that will be signposted directly from within our platform.
“We expect that freight will continue to move and Transport Exchange Group will continue to lead the way for UK Freight Exchange platforms.”
For the full findings, go to the Haulage Exchange website.