Posts Tagged ‘Freight Transport Association’

  • FTA calls for early introduction of longer semi-trailers

    on Sep 25, 18 • in General News • with No Comments

    The Freight Transport Association is calling for the early introduction of longer semi-trailers (LST) following a successful trial

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  • FTA welcomes No Deal Brexit notices

    on Sep 24, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the Government’s No Deal Brexit notices on aviation, road haulage and the export/import of food products

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  • FTA says road networks to receive connectivity boost

    on Sep 17, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Following years of inadequate infrastructure, the UK economy is set to benefit from vastly improved road connectivity, according to leading business organisation the Freight Transport Association (FTA), thanks to two new schemes – the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway and the proposed reclassification of an A14 section to a motorway.  However, FTA, which represents more than 17,000 logistics business nationwide, is concerned that further investment is desperately needed to keep Britain’s roads moving. 

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  • FTA says huge obstacles on Brexit still remain

    on Sep 16, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    The government’s technical notices for a No Deal Brexit will create an array of red tape and paperwork, and yet still do not provide answers to the key questions being asked by those responsible for moving the UK’s goods and services between the UK and Europe, according to FTA, the leading business group. 

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  • FTA Future Logistics Conference    

    on Sep 3, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Self-driving and electric vehicles, drone technology, Wi-Fi connectivity, artificial intelligence and more: the world around us is changing fast, and the logistics sector is one area embracing new technologies and solutions quickly

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  • No deal is not the end solution business needs says FTA

    on Aug 23, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    As the first of the government’s No-Deal Brexit papers is published today (23 August 2018), the Freight Transport Association, one of the UK’s leading business organisations, has warned that British business still needs detailed information to ensure that the nation continues to trade efficiently after Brexit

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  • FTA urges government to act on migration report

    on Jul 31, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    The Freight Transport Association, which represents more than 17,000 businesses across the UK logistics sector, is urging government to act on the findings of today’s Home Affairs Committee report on migration, to ensure that UK business can continue to operate at full staffing levels after the UK leaves the EU. 

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  • More parking at Ashford is welcome says RHA

    on Jul 24, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Although pleased that Ashford International Truck Stop is to increase its capacity from 390 to 650 spaces, the Road Haulage Association is concerned that there’s still not enough being done to solve the lorry parking crisis

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  • Research findings cloak real concerns of commercial drivers says FTA

    on Jul 24, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Transport Focus’ research findings into the motorway services network, published today (24 July 2018), make encouraging reading for car drivers looking for a suitable stop to break a journey.  According to the research, following investment by the motorway service area operators, many of the facilities they offer to the consumer now show over 95% satisfaction overall.  

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  • Brexit Britain on the road to nowhere says FTA 

    on Jun 6, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    With three weeks to go until crunch Brexit talks in Brussels, the UK’s leading logistics trade body says that its confidence in Government’s ability to deliver a ‘frictionless’ Brexit that will ‘Keep Britain Trading’ with the EU is fast collapsing. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is one of the UK’s largest and most influential industry groups, and speaks for the whole of the logistics industry. 

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  • FTA says DVSA must take opportunity for driver CPC review

    on May 23, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling on the DVSA to review the delivery of the Driver CPC training programme as part of the EU-mandated changes to the legislation covering the qualification, which will see its first major amendments introduced on 23 May 2018.  These changes, which must be made in domestic law within the next two years, are the first steps to amend the legislation covering the driver CPC which must be completed by 2020,

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  • Book now for FTA’s Northern Ireland Conference

    on May 17, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    There’s just a week to go until the Freight Transport Association (FTA)’s Transport Manager Northern Ireland Conference, sponsored by Iveco, which takes place on Thursday 24 May at the Culloden Estate and Spa, Belfast, and with so much changing in the world of logistics, FTA is urging anyone wishing to attend to book now or be disappointed, as places are selling fast. 

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