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Traffic Commissioners to headline FTA Transport Manager 2018

Monday 16 July 2018

The Freight Transport Association, the largest and most influential business organisation in the logistics sector, has confirmed local Traffic Commissioners will be headlining Transport Manager 2018, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, to share their priorities for 2019 and engage with attendees on key industry issues.

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FTA announces finalists for Van Excellence Driver of the Year 2018 competitions

Friday 13 July 2018

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the largest membership body in the UK logistics sector, has revealed the finalists in 2018’s prestigious Van Excellence Driver of the Year and Van Excellence Young Driver of the Year competitions.

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Positive reception for Brexit White Paper from logistics industry

Thursday 12 July 2018

The Freight Transport Association, the leading industry body in the logistics sector, has reacted positively to the content of today’s White Paper outlining the government’s intended future relationship between the UK and European Union after Brexit.

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Pricing Trucks Out of Towns is Not the Way Forward

Wednesday 11 July 2018

A coalition of road transport trade bodies says that Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are unfairly targeting hauliers and that pricing trucks off the road is not the way to reduce emissions. The Road Haulage Association (RHA), British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA), Freight Transport Association (FTA) and National Franchised ...

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15% less: Logistics Industry Commits to Ambitious Carbon Reduction Target by 2025

Monday 09 July 2018

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the largest membership body in the UK logistics sector, has agreed to support a short-term government target of reducing carbon emissions from HGVs by 15%, announced today (9 July 2018) in the government’s Road to Zero report ...

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Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme ideal route for Road to Zero initiative

Monday 09 July 2018

The Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) – spearheaded by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and sponsored by Bridgestone – has announced its support of the Government’s ambition to achieve a 15 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from HGVs by 2025 ...

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Quartix becomes Gold Partner to FTA Van Excellence scheme

Thursday 05 July 2018

Vehicle tracking and telematics provider Quartix has signed up as a Van Excellence Gold Partner for 2018 and 2019 ...

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FTA “deeply disappointed” in Midlands Expressway Limited’s decision to increase prices on Birmingham’s M6 toll road

Monday 02 July 2018

FTA has expressed concern over Midlands Expressway Limited’s decision to increase tolls, citing worries it will drive more HGVs through Birmingham, conflicting with the city’s clean air agenda ...

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Apollo Vredestein becomes FTA Van Excellence bronze partner

Monday 02 July 2018

European tyre manufacturer Apollo Vredestein has been announced as a bronze partner to FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, an innovative initiative designed to recognise excellence within the vans sector and improve operational standards ...

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Logistics industry has the roadmap to Brexit you need, FTA tells negotiators

Thursday 28 June 2018

As the latest EU summit opens in Brussels this week, Britain’s logistics industry has urged both negotiating teams, the UK Government and EU-27 Governments and agencies to follow its eight point roadmap ...

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