The Freight Transport Association is one of the largest business organizations in the United Kingdom dedicated to improving the country's logistics efficiency. The group represents the ideas and interests of all of its members. The FTA's mission statement is "safe, sustainable, and efficient logistics." It serves a variety of functions, including representing members at the local, national, and European levels, as well as advocating to improve awareness of the logistics business.
The FTA is one of several regulatory agencies that control freight operations. Its members include the road, aviation, rail, and maritime industries, as well as transportation industry clients (shippers or shipping lines) whose operations rely on the transportation system's efficiency. The FTA also ensures that members are up to date on the most recent compliance requirements for their businesses and offers a wide range of training programs to assist increase standards and improve working conditions.
Furthermore, the FTA serves as a source of knowledge on the sector it represents, releasing publications on issues such as how the logistics business runs and the challenges it faces. Briefings and compliance manuals, a pay-as-you-go car recovery service, and an online supplier list are among the membership features.