The impact of Brexit on truck transports has been immediate. Although there were no traffic jams on the Channel coasts, in the first days of 2021 many problems regarding truck transports have already arisen.
These realities have led to high transportation costs. Specifically, the costs of shipping to Great Britain have more than doubled, in many cases have tripled or even quadrupled. The costs for exports to Europe in some cases have even increased by 700%. In addition, there is the extreme difficulty for the shippers in compiling customs documentation and completing export formalities at the frontier.
Transporters and freight forwarders may also encounter more controls for some of the following reasons: