Posts Tagged ‘Freight Transport Association’

  • Vital trans Pennine upgrade will transform UK logistics network says FTA

    on May 20, 19 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Reacting to the news that the government has launched an open consultation on its plans to dual the trans-Pennine section of the A66, Malcolm Bingham,Head of Road Network Management Policy, at FTA commented: “As the organisation representing the interests of the logistics sector, FTA has been campaigning for the dualing of the trans-Pennine section of the A66 for many years; we are thrilled Highways England has now been given the ‘green light’ to proceed and is launching an open consultation to determine the best option for the new route. This section of the A66, between Scotch Corner

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  • FTA addresses skills shortage

    on Apr 13, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA addresses skills shortage

    Logistics businesses should take the chance to speak out against the worsening skills shortage, according to FTA, as it calls on industry to support the call for evidence launched by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Road Freight and Logistics

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  • Logistics industry warns pm of No Deal threat to UK trade 

    on Mar 12, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Logistics industry warns pm of No Deal threat to UK trade 

    Ahead of Parliament’s meaningful vote this evening (12 March 2019) on Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal with the EU, the UK’s logistics industry has reminded politicians that a No Deal Brexit would break her promise made in January 2017 to keep trade as frictionless as possible

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  • Business organisations call for London freight commissioner

    on Mar 7, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Business organisations call for London freight commissioner

    Leading business organisations FTA (Freight Transport Association), the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Federation of Small Businesses are calling for the Mayor of London to appoint a dedicated Freight Commissioner to support the implementation of his transport strategy. Reacting to the publication of his Freight Action Plan, released today (7 March 2019), the group is calling for political leadership to ensure his freight policies, including Vision Zero and the ultra-low emission agenda, are implemented holistically and consistently across London’s 33 boroughs

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  • Some relief for hauliers in EU contingency says FTA

    on Mar 4, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Some relief for hauliers in EU contingency says FTA

    Following two years of intense lobbying on the issue by the association, FTA has welcomed today’s (4 March 2019) provisional agreement between the European Parliament and Member States to allow UK hauliers market access without ECMT permits for certain transport operations in the event of a No Deal departure from the EU. 

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  • FTA publishes new guide to road transport law

    on Feb 17, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA publishes new guide to road transport law

    The 2019 edition of the Freight Transport Association’s much respected Yearbook of Road Transport Law, an essential reference guide containing in-depth information on road transport legislation, has now been published.  Compiled by FTA’s team of transport legislation experts and fully updated for 2019, the Yearbook is easy to use and designed to keep transport operators fully compliant and up to date with legal changes

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  • Ramp up no deal preparations with FTA’s Brexit webinar

    on Jan 17, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Ramp up no deal preparations with FTA’s Brexit webinar

    Following the rejection of the withdrawal agreement this week (15 January 2019), the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is advising logistics managers to advance their preparations for a No Deal Brexit. To help businesses navigate this uncharted territory, FTA will be holding an exclusive webinar, No Deal Brexit Briefings for Logistics Managers on 25 January

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  • International haulage permit applications close this week

    on Jan 14, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on International haulage permit applications close this week

    Applications for international road haulage permits close this week (Friday 18 January) and the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business organisation representing the logistics industry, is advising commercial vehicle operators wanting to transport goods into EU-27 countries post-Brexit to submit their applications urgently. A No Deal exit from the European Union is a very real possibility, according to FTA, and businesses must prepare accordingly. 

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  • Hauliers must advance their Brexit preparations – says FTAI

    on Jan 3, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Hauliers must advance their Brexit preparations – says FTAI

    With only three months to go until Brexit, hauliers should take immediate action to advance their preparations or risk increased delays, red tape and costs in doing future business, according to FTA Ireland (FTAI), the leading organisation representing the country’s logistics industry

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  • FTA calls on MPs to vote in favour of withdrawal agreement

    on Nov 28, 18 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA calls on MPs to vote in favour of withdrawal agreement

     The business group representing the logistics sector, the Freight Transport Association (FTA), is calling on MPs to vote in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement to keep Britain trading post-Brexit by delivering the frictionless trade that the logistics sector was promised

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  • FTAI wants Compressed Natural Gas refuelling sites prioritised

    on Nov 15, 18 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTAI wants Compressed Natural Gas refuelling sites prioritised

    FTA Ireland (FTAI), the leading body representing the country’s logistics industry, is calling on the Minister of Communications, Climate Action & Environment to prioritise the opening of the country’s Compressed Natural Gas refuelling sites, if the sector is to be able to achieve its emissions reduction targets by

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  • FTA welcomes Northern Ireland Brexit clarity

    on Nov 6, 18 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA welcomes Northern Ireland Brexit clarity

    The news that Northern Ireland’s (NI) commercial vehicle operators will have unrestricted access to the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in the event of a no-deal Brexit is a promising step forward, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA)

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