FTA urges Cameron to give logistics the attention it deserves
“Mr Cameron’s new Government needs to ensure that logistics is given the attention it deserves. Its policies must ensure the industry can be as efficient and effective as possible in support of businesses and consumers in the UK. FTA is the leading trade association representing the operators and customers of all modes of freight transport – road, rail, water and air. Our objective is to ensure that the UK has a safe, efficient and sustainable supply chain, and we sincerely hope that the new Government will support us in these goals.”
In its Logistics Manifesto 2015, FTA said that the freight industry requires better support from Government, and set out key issues which need addressing– including a cut in fuel duty; addressing skills shortages and recruiting professional drivers; and ensuring UK’s infrastructure networks (including airport capacity) are capable of meeting freight needs.
FTA is writing to members of the new Government requesting the opportunity to discuss issues outlined in its Logistics Manifesto, and its wider ambitions for UK logistics.