The FTA recently published an update describing various changes that are set to be made to their daily business – one of which involves significant changes: this includes changing their name to Logistics UK. Which will go into effect from the 27th of July 2020.
Despite the changes, the FTA have expressed to their members that they should rest assured that continued support for hauliers will still be provided during the COVID-19 crisis. Initially, they had planned to go ahead with these changes much earlier in the year – but in light of the last 6 months, many of the changes they had intended were temporarily placed on hold.
Their support and services will continue, with all information being moved across with the rebranding. Meaning the 18,000 current members of the FTA should rest assured that these changes will not have an implication for their membership and services
FTA will not be changing its focus or the important services, support and advice it provides to its 18,000+ member businesses. Many members of the industry have applauded to their guidance throughout the pandemic, continuing to voice their support for hauliers through these challenging times.
Their new website under the new name, will also go live on the 27th of July. David Wells, Chief Executive of the FTA spoke on the matter:
“FTA is strong because of its size and scale and because we already represent all of logistics, a very large sector critical to the success of UK plc. The name change to Logistics UK is a natural progression and makes it more obvious to stakeholders, like policymakers and young people looking to develop a career in logistics, that we are the only business group that represents the whole industry. I believe this change will strengthen our position, and give us a great opportunity to achieve even more for members in the months and years to come.”
The FTA have once again expressed they will continue to provide support for hauliers and match their needs, as well as continue to speak up and advocate for drivers who may be facing difficult circumstances during the pandemic.