The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has published its annual report and has revealed membership of the industry body has now reached an all-time high.
With a two per cent increase in membership in 2014, the FTA now serves more than 14,700 companies and organisations across the UK, with over 5,000 delegates having attended FTA events in the last year.
Incoming FTA chief executive David Wells – who takes up the position from May 1st – commented: "I am delighted to say that the association is in great shape, and is going from strength to strength. Since the beginning of the year we have seen over 150 organisations become new FTA members, which is indicative of our position and recognition as the voice of the industry.
"This was reflected in the enormous interest in the recent FTA Solving the Driver Crisis Summit when over 700 delegates registered to attend a one-day event."
Looking forward, the organisation has outlined five key commitments that it aims to deliver over the coming year, with a focus on a wide number of pressing issues that FTA members are keen to see tackled at present.
The main aims of the industry body for the next 12 months are to secure additional government funding to bolster the training of new professional drivers up and down the country; the development of a national framework for the improvement of service facilities; working with insurers to deliver a better deal for young drivers; addressing negative public perceptions of the logistics industry; and cutting administrative delays in getting new professional drivers on the roads.
Posted on 14th April 2015
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