Survey finds haulage decision makers feel Brexit would affect the sector

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16th October 2015 11:12 - Transport and Distribution

A recent transport and distribution survey of more than 800 delegates from the Microlise Transport Conference has revealed that half of UK haulage decision makers Survey finds haulage decision makers feel Brexit would affect the sectorbelieve that Britains potential exit of the EU would have a negative effect on the haulage sector.

The survey findings were published in a report after the conference and revealed that just one in five believed that the Brexit would be a good thing for the haulage industry. A further 30 per cent said that they didn’t believe that it’d have any impact or were not sure.

According to the report, 89 per cent of road transport workers believed that the UK Government does not show great knowledge of the UK road economy. Around 87 per cent said that they wanted the money budgeted for the HS2 rail project to be pumped into road improvements instead.

The respondents were also asked surveyed about fuel tax. Of the respondents, 82 per cent said that they expect their business to receive significant benefits, should there be a reduction in fuel duty.

The survey also found that 40 per cent believe that there are not enough road traffic police on roads in the United Kingdom.

Chief Executive of Microlise, Nadeem Raza, said of the findings:

“The findings of our report also show a picture of an industry which is being impacted on a number of fronts, including the driver shortage, the current Calais crisis and the highest fuel duty in Europe.”

Chief Executive of the Road Haulage Association claimed that the Government need to do more with appropriate road regulation and acknowledging the haulage industry.

He said: “They have an opportunity to lead positive, lasting change and to gain credit for doing so.”

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