About FTA

Who we are

Freight Transport Association (FTA) is one of the UK’s largest trade associations and represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air.

Boasting a rich heritage, FTA has been supporting the interests of the transport industry since 1889.

What we do

FTA specialises in delivering safe, sustainable and efficient logistics. We do this in the following ways:

  • Representation - we represent the needs of the logistics industry at local, national and European level. Find out more
  • Campaigning - FTA’s campaigns raise awareness of the logistics industry. Find out more
  • Compliance - we inform and prepare our members about the latest compliance requirements. Find out more
  • Training - our training schemes improve the skills and knowledge of drivers and managers in the industry. Find out more

View FTA's Annual Report 2017 (PDF) to learn more about our achievements and get an overview of how the Association is run.

Read our Logistics Report 2017 on the challenges faced by the logistics industry in the last year and how it has responded.

Learn about FTA and the Global Shippers' Forum and our position as Secretariat for this world-leading trade association for shippers.

Read the Freight 125 years supplement.

Our members

FTA members operate more than 200,000 lorries - almost half the UK fleet. In addition, our members deliver over 90 per cent of freight moved by rail; and 70 per cent of UK visible exports by sea and air.

So as an FTA member, you know you’re in good company and safe hands.

Interested in FTA membership?

Find out how to join FTA and learn more about the benefits of membership.

Supporting Transaid

FTA supports the international charity Transaid, which aims to make transport cheaper, safer and more effective in developing countries.

One way Transaid does this is by working with the UK logistics industry, which is why your FTA membership fee includes a £10 donation to Transaid. In 2012 the generosity of FTA member donations and fundraising activities saw an impressive £25,000 raised - thank you to all members and staff who contributed.

Find out more about Transaid.