The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched a Transport Support Platform to match unused temperature-controlled vehicles with food manufacturers looking to launch food delivery services or simply get product to retailers.
At the same time, many small fleet operators have vehicles sitting doing nothing, as they too have seen a drop in orders.
Richard Harrow, chief executive of the BFFF, said: “In these difficult times we are seeing some parts of the industry having to take vehicles off the road as they see a reduction in demand for products, whilst other parts of the industry have seen greater demand for wheels to keep the food chain moving.”
He added: “This initiative should help get more food moving through the system and help haulage and courier companies make use of vehicles that are standing idle in their yards. So, if you have idle vehicles, please support this initiative so we can try and fill gaps in demand in the supply chain.”
Companies can sign-up on the BFFF website at: https://bfff.co.uk/the-transport-support-platform/.
The Transport Support Platform follows last week’s BFFF launch of a ‘dating’ service to match foodservice food manufacturers with grocery retailers who are experiencing a huge surge in demand. So far almost 100 companies have signed up.