FTA launches forum to support industry through COVID-19
Tuesday 07 April 2020
FTA, the only business group representing the entire logistics sector, has this week launched an online member-to-member platform to support businesses across the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak. This resource will provide members of the organisation with the chance to link businesses in need of logistics staff or fleet resources with available workers or vehicle capacity.
Kevin Green, Director of Marketing & Communications, comments: “Following the runaway success of FTA’s #LogisticsHelpsLogistics campaign – which used the hashtag to link businesses in need of logistics personnel or fleet resource with available workers or vehicle capacity via social media – we wanted to make it as simple as possible for our members to take these conversations forward, in addition to sparking new connections. With the social media campaign reaching more than 1.3 million logistics workers within just five days, we are confident the launch of FTA’s dedicated member portal will make a significant difference in helping to keep goods moving across the UK during the outbreak. If you have personnel or fleet resources available for hire, or alternatively you are looking to fill a shortage of workers or vehicles, we urge you to visit the online member platforms and connect with your industry peers.”
The first forum, Related resource available, is for FTA members to share and discuss availability of their fleet or personnel during the COVID-19 period; the second forum, Related resource required, is for members to share and discuss the resource they require.
For more information and to get involved, please visit fta.co.uk/coronavirus/member-discussion-forum. The forum is for FTA members, but FTA will be waiving its joining fee until 30 April 2020, for more information please visit fta.co.uk/membership or call 03717 11 22 22.
Efficient logistics is vital to keep the UK trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. FTA is one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for safe and efficient logistics. We are the only business group in the UK that represents all of logistics, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.