Members of the UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) have expressed fears of a looming skills shortage in the industry once the UK begins to climb out of recession.  A survey of FTA members found that over half could foresee a dearth of workers following economic recovery.

Nic Allen, General Manager of Training for FTA, said:

“Traditionally, the majority of those working within the logistics sector have been men over the age of 40.  With widespread redundancies and job losses across the entire sector, we are deeply concerned, as are our members, that we will lose that skills base. 

“We need to invest in the next generation of logistics workers now.  Once demand for goods and services returns to normal levels post-recession, we may be facing a weak link in our supply chains.”