FTA: Make roads a top priority

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on the government to make investment in roads a top priority.

Respondents to the FTA’s 2015 Logistics Report rated priorities for the government with investment in road improvements, recognising the vital role of logistics in the economy and cutting fuel duty, coming out on top.

The Report is the FTA’s analysis of the ideas, news and views that have shaped the transport and logistics industry in the last 12 months.

Chief executive David Wells launched the Report at the Microlise Transport Conference in Coventry yesterday (20 May).

He said: “The new government will have to make significant decisions – and quickly – over our infrastructure and transport policies. FTA’s message to government is: ignore the needs of logistics at your peril. From the factory floor to the kitchen table, it is logistics that will deliver sustainable growth.”

FTA’s Logistics Report is produced annually, and explores the influences that businesses should take into account as they deliberate, plan and invest for the future.

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