In response to the launch today (3 September 2020) of Transport Focus’ Logistics and Coach Survey: Strategic Roads, Chris Yarsley, Policy Manager for Road Infrastructure at Logistics UK comments:

“Logistics businesses rely on effective and efficient road networks to keep goods moving across the nation, but our roads have long been subject to chronic underinvestment – we are therefore unsurprised to hear that almost one in three logistics businesses are dissatisfied with England’s motorways and major ‘A’ roads. Communication from Highways England and roadside rest facilities, in particular, are ongoing issues our members need to see improved within the coming years. We urge Highways England to listen carefully to the concerns of businesses shared in the report; effective road networks and robust transport connections are vital to helping business return to pre-COVID-19 levels of activity and enhancing the UK’s competitiveness.”

For more information on the survey, please visit: https://www.transportfocus.org.uk/news-events-media/news/new-survey-reveals-how-logistics-and-coach-companies-rate-englands-major-roads/

Logistics UK (formerly FTA) is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk