Increased financial support for fleets to prepare for the tightening of London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards, has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
By Phil Lloyd, head of engineering and vehicle standards policy at the Freight Transport Association (FTA)
But concerns remain about how the sector will cope if EU drivers not welcome post-Brexit.
By Elizabeth De Jong, director of policy, Freight Transport Association (FTA)
The best van operators and drivers were recognised by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) at its Van Excellence Awards yesterday (Tuesday, November 12).
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says that an expanded Heathrow Airport will be vital to support the UK’s global trading ambitions post-Brexit.
Venson Automotive Solutions has passed the requirements for the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Van Excellence scheme for the fifth consecutive year.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has criticised the Government for not including commercial vans in new tyre safety standards.
Almost three quarters (71.4%) of van operators expect to use an electric vehicle in their fleet this year, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
Chris Shenton of Asda has been named the Van Excellence Driver of the Year and Alex Tilley of Moy Park the Young Driver of the Year 2019.
A failure to deliver safe, secure rest areas and address shortcomings in the apprenticeship levy are damaging efforts to tackle the driver shortage, truck associations have warned.
More than half (52.7%) of vacancies for vehicle mechanics, technicians and fitters will not be filled in the near future, according to FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report.
Logistics businesses anticipate that 15% of their current HGV driver vacancies will not be filled due to the nationwide skills shortage.
The UK’s transport and logistics infrastructure “urgently” needs to boost its attractiveness to international investors, according to a new report released today.
The search is on for the country’s best van drivers with the launch of this year’s Van Excellence Driver of the Year competition, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans.
A £3m Treasury windfall, achieved by collecting fines from historical drivers' hours offences, should be invested into the stricter enforcement of road safety standards, according to FTA.
The Government has been accused of ignoring the freight industry, with no mention of HGVs in its ‘Future of Mobility Urban Strategy’ report.
New Freight and Servicing Action plan wants to reduce the number of lorries and vans entering central London during the morning peak by 10% by 2026.
The FTA has welcomed a provisional agreement to allow UK hauliers market access without ECMT permits for certain transport operations in the event of 'no deal'.
A change is coming this June (2019), but the law enforcers won’t be obliged to update their detection technology for a further 15 years