Transport Exchange Group shows Brexit impact on hauliers

A survey of 32 UK based haulage companies that trade with the EU by the the Transport Exchange Group has shown that Brexit is set to impact their business negatively.

Some 94% of the businesses said that they would be impacted by increased waiting times at the border (75%), increased admin time (66%) and 50% said that higher tariffs would impact their business.

As things stand, 15% of the businesses surveyed said they had taken on new staff and so far business had improved. However 21% have already lost business and 15% have had to make redundancies.

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.”