More flexibility in the government’s extension of the furloughing scheme is needed, the FTA says.
David Wells, chief executive, FTA said “it is vital that the option of part-time furloughing is made available to our sector now, to accommodate the gradual return of trade in all sectors.”
“Demand will return to different sectors at different rates and it is unlikely to accommodate full time working right across industry.
"therefore, it is imperative that logistics businesses be given the flexibility to scale up their workforce in increments, to manage the financial risk of bringing staff back gradually.
"Without this option, the impact on our sector is likely to be significant and that could have a considerable effect on productivity across the entire economy,” Wells said.
New cloud-based technologies are shifting the way that logistics operates and this is set to continue into the future.