The AFT, founded in 1957, is part of the AFT-IFTIM Group who is the leading organisation for training in transport, logistic s and tourism. It represents 32 professional bodies and has 24 000 company members. Its objectives are:
- to develop vocational training in transport and logistics for young and adults,
- to provide training courses for the firms of the transport and logistics sectors,
- to supply technical and educational support to the education and university system,
- to participate in the definition and development of transport and logistics qualifications and approved vocational training diplomas as well as in the elaboration of training policies at national and European levels.
Within the DRIE (Regional and Institutional Relations Directorate), the DETL (Transport and Logistics Research Department) gathers about ten collaborators and combines expertise in complementary fields, within the social partners, the public authorities, transport companies and logistic departments/providers.
With its 2 000 employees, the AFT trains over 200 000 persons per year.