Posts Tagged ‘Freight Transport Association’

  • A successful year for Van Excellence

    on Dec 17, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on A successful year for Van Excellence

    Tens of thousands of vans on the UK’s roads are now being operated to the highest standards of safety, compliance and efficiency, thanks to the work undertaken by the members of Van Excellence, a voluntary scheme administered by FTA and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans. FTA is pleased to announce 2019 was another successful year with 91 companies achieving Van Excellence Operator Accreditation.  

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  • Debate the future of UK logistics at ITT Hub 2020

    on Dec 10, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Debate the future of UK logistics at ITT Hub 2020

    The UK’s logistics sector currently directly impacts more than seven million people employed in making, selling and moving the goods that affect everyone everywhere.  But in our constantly changing world, how will the sector protect itself and grow to ensure that Britain keeps trading effectively throughout the 21st century and beyond

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  • Northern Ireland logistics champion selected for FTA’s 20 for 20 list 

    on Dec 8, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Northern Ireland logistics champion selected for FTA’s 20 for 20 list 

    A leading name in the Irish logistics sector, Pamela Dennison of W S Dennison, has been recognised by the FTA as one of the 20 UK industry leaders set to drive the sector to new heights in the coming year.  

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  • Father Christmas needs 59,000 more Elves and counting

    on Dec 2, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Father Christmas needs 59,000 more Elves and counting

    The logistics industry will deliver Christmas on time this year despite facing severe staff shortages, according to FTA, the voice of the UK logistics sector. But with a growing shortfall of 59,000 HGV drivers, the issue will be significantly worse for Christmas 2020 unless the government amends its post-Brexit immigration policy to retain existing EU workers and welcome new ones after the UK leaves the

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  • FTA helps to demystify brake test reports

    on Nov 28, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA helps to demystify brake test reports

    Commercial vehicle operators are struggling to decipher their brake test reports, according to FTA, the voice of the logistics sector

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  • FTA extends Safe Loading Pass Scheme

    on Nov 27, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA extends Safe Loading Pass Scheme

    The Freight Transport Association in the UK has extended the Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS) to cover Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) from 1 January

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  • FTA questions impact of government’s immigration policy

    on Nov 5, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA questions impact of government’s immigration policy

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has responded to the government’s call for evidence regarding the salary threshold for a future immigration policy

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  • FTA keynote speaker announced

    on Nov 4, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA keynote speaker announced

    21st century logistics businesses face the challenge of delivering in an ever-changing world, with the new technologies, modes of transport, a shifting workforce and other forces re-shaping the conventions which have dictated the shape of business to now

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  • FTA celebrates most successful ever Transport Manager conference series  

    on Oct 31, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA celebrates most successful ever Transport Manager conference series  

     Bookings for FTA’s Transport Manager 2019 autumn conferences, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, have already passed the 1,500 mark, making the current series the most successful in over 20 years of the event.  Five conferences have already taken place since the series started in September, but there’s still space at the remaining six – which take place in Southampton, Belfast, Scotland, Doncaster, Coventry and Wales over the coming weeks

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  • Declining EU immigration hits UK logistics sector

    on Oct 22, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Declining EU immigration hits UK logistics sector

    Logistics businesses are struggling to fill job vacancies as the number of EU nationals immigrating to the UK for work continues to plummet, according to a report released this month by

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  • FTA offers advice on No Deal Brexit

    on Oct 3, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA offers advice on No Deal Brexit

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reacted to government proposals, saying it is ready to advise on how to keep the UK trading after a No Deal Brexit

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  • FTAI says we need Europe to deliver logistics without borders

    on Sep 3, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTAI says we need Europe to deliver logistics without borders

    Businesses moving goods and services in Ireland and across Europe need the right trading environment at EU level to allow them to operate safely, efficiently and sustainably, according to FTA Ireland, the business organisation which speaks for the nation’s freight, passenger and logistics industries. This policy framework would also help to bring the talents and new skills the industry needs in a fast moving technological environment

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