Geoff Hoon has been named Britain’s new transport minister as part of a cabinet reshuffle, replacing Ruth Kelly.
Commenting on the appointment, Theo de Pencier, chief executive of the FTA, said: “Hoon takes on the transport portfolio at a critical time for the logistics industry. The credit crunch, overseas competition and, of course, the high rates of fuel duty are all taking their toll on an industry which keeps British business moving.
“The FTA and its members will be looking to Hoon to show leadership and to value the vital role that logistics plays in delivering the UK’s economy.”
Hoon was previously chief whip.