The logistics sector has been offered expert advice on how to attract and develop a new and more diverse workforce after the FTA’s annual Skills Report revealed the driver shortage figure has risen to 59,000 from 52,000 in 2018. Speaking at the 2019 Labour Shortages Conference in Birmingham on 29 October, FTA head of skills and Welsh policy Sally Gilson said the “driver crisis” first identified back in 2015 was worsening and that urgent measures were now needed to tackle […]
The FTA has announced that it will change its name to Logistics UK from the end of May.
The new government must support the industry in meeting clean air legislation and not villainise HGVs, according to the FTA’s election manifesto.
The FTA has given a cautious welcome to Transport for London’s (TfL) plans to accomodate the growing number of cyclists in the capital but warned that freight deliveries nust be considered in any new designs.