The Freight Transport Association will change its trading name to Logistics UK today (27 July).
David Wells, the organisation’s chief executive, said the change would better reflect the full range of its membership.
“The FTA is strong because of its size and scale, and because we already represent all of logistics, a very large sector critical to the success of UK Plc. Most news programmes describe us as ‘FTA, the organisation that represents all of logistics in the UK’.
“Our media coverage and influence is growing, but sometimes our name does not help and can get in the way.
"The word ‘freight’ often does not really represent what our members in vans, construction, utilities, public sector, 3PLs and passenger transport actually do.
“While we are not changing what we do or who we represent, a more descriptive and impactful name will help important stakeholders and influencers outside of the industry take more notice.”