Co Armagh Couple Credit FTA with Saving Their Marriage

It seems a couple from Craigavon in County Armagh have the team at Freight Transport Association to thank for helping to save their sanity and their marriage!

The couple were left “banging their heads against a wall of red tape” in their attempts to get the husband’s driver licence renewed under the challenging conditions caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, before they contacted FTA for assistance.

Rather than offering marriage guidance, the FTA went “above and beyond” to solve the issue which was the cause of great tension and frustration within the family.

With the association’s support to identify where the application was becoming bottlenecked – and following a successful eyesight test – the husband’s HGV licence was renewed, allowing him to return to work.  As a result, harmony was restored to the household and business continued as normal.

Seamus Leheny, Policy Manager for Northern Ireland at FTA comments: “At FTA, we are working tirelessly to help logistics businesses through these challenging times, so it is heart-warming to hear the impact our work is having, not just on our member’s professional lives, but personally too.

“Surprisingly, this is not the first time FTA has been credited with saving a marriage during the Covid-19 outbreak. Another grateful member also thanked us for helping her husband to find a new job within the logistics sector through our job and resource matching service, the member-to-member platform, before the stress led her to want to ‘brain him!’ Maybe we should start some sort of counselling service for members?”