Posts Tagged ‘Freight Transport Association’

  • FTA welcomes call for pothole repair fund

    on Jul 2, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA welcomes call for pothole repair fund

    The Transport Select Committee has called for a five-year fund to undertake pothole repairs. A front-loaded, five-year funding settlement is the only way local authorities will be able to address a deteriorating local roads network and plan ahead, says the Transport Committee

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  • FTA chosen to advise on Northern Ireland Brexit preparations  

    on Jun 26, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA chosen to advise on Northern Ireland Brexit preparations  

    The Department for Exiting the European Union has announced that Seamus Leheny, Policy Manager for Northern Ireland at FTA, has been selected to become a member of the Business and Trade Union Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group. 

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  • FTA welcomes Leeds and Birmingham CAZ delay

    on Jun 19, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA welcomes Leeds and Birmingham CAZ delay

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reacted to yesterday’s statement by Leeds and Birmingham Councils, that they are delaying the start of their Clean Air Zones, by saying it was the only step available to them, and the right thing to do

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  • Road safety gets smart  

    on Jun 16, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Road safety gets smart  

    New Smart Tachographs, will aid compliance with the drivers’ hours rules but any claims of financial benefits to businesses are misguided, according to

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  • Van operators flocking to electric says FTA

    on Jun 11, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Van operators flocking to electric says FTA

    The majority (71.4 per cent) of van operators intend to use electric vehicles in their fleets this year, according to FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report, launched in association with Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking. FTA, the organisation representing the logistics industry, is calling on government to recognise this shift in intention and increase its investment into electric vehicle affordability, to ensure that the changes can happen quickly and efficiently

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  • Shortage of skilled engineers a threat to logistics industry 

    on May 29, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Shortage of skilled engineers a threat to logistics industry 

    More than half (52.7 per cent) of vacancies for vehicle mechanics, technicians and fitters will not be filled in the near future, according to FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report, as staff shortages within repair workshops and vehicle inspection units hit crisis point

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

    on May 20, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Vital trans Pennine upgrade will transform UK logistics network says FTA

    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, 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, 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, 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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