LETTER: Transaction 2007 underestimates FTA

Peter Carroll of Transaction 2007 is rightly angry about high fuel prices and frustrated by the Government's unwillingness to do anything (News, 30 May). He's not the only one. He should try working for a lobby group endeavouring to score on this issue.

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) represents 14,000 companies from every sector of UK industry - major supermarkets, retailers, local authorities and health trusts, as well as companies and fleet operators of every size.

The vast majority are very unlikely to become involved in public protests and, indeed, whenever we ask them, our members constantly tell us that they have no interest in doing so.

I note that Mr Carroll is considering 'taking on the FTA and the RHA' as a lobbying group. He seems to recognise that if Transaction is to make any further progress, it will need to become a political lobbying group. That is, of course, part of what the FTA is.

Geoff Dossetter, external affairs director, FTA

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