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HGV driver shortage climbs to 59,000

Monday 14 October 2019

The shortage of HGV drivers in the UK has climbed to 59,000 as 64% of transport and storage businesses now face severe skills shortages, according to a recent report by FTA ...

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FTA helps grow UK-Morocco trade

Monday 07 October 2019

FTA, the voice of the logistics sector, has played a defining role in securing a landmark agreement between the UK and Morocco to grow trade between the two nations ...

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Comment from FTA on the government’s Brexit announcement at the Conservative Party Conference

Thursday 03 October 2019

James Hookham, Deputy CEO of FTA, has commented on the government's Brexit announcement at the Conservative Party Conference ...

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Talent in Logistics to challenge industry perceptions at new FTA event

Wednesday 02 October 2019

To help businesses understand and overcome the factors discouraging young people from joining the logistics workforce, Ruth Edwards, Talent in Logistics’ Business Development Director, will present the findings from her whitepaper at FTA’s new event, The Labour Shortages Conference, sponsored by Manpower ...

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FTA warns local authorities of the limitations of Clean Air Zones

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Clean Air Zones (CAZs) are not the most effective way to reach government-imposed air quality improvement targets, according to FTA, the voice of the UK logistics sector ...

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FTA to provide free Brexit readiness workshops

Tuesday 24 September 2019

To provide hauliers with the information they need to keep their EU-UK operations running as smoothly as possible, FTA has launched a series of free half-day workshops, taking place throughout September and October 2019 in venues across the UK ...

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Deadline extended for Van Excellence Awards 2019

Monday 23 September 2019

FTA has extended the deadline for entries to its Van Excellence Honours Lunch 2019, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, to 29 September 2019 following a flurry of late entries ...

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DVSA to update on enforcement and transformation work at FTA conferences

Monday 23 September 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be demonstrating how it is transforming its enforcement processes at FTA’s Transport Manager autumn conference series, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres ...

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Updated plans for Newcastle Clean Air Zone will still punish local businesses

Monday 23 September 2019

The updated proposals for a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in Newcastle will hurt local businesses while failing to provide the most effective method to improve air quality, according to FTA, the voice of the logistics industry ...

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Clarification on customs declarations vital to keep Britain trading, says FTA

Thursday 19 September 2019

FTA, the voice of the logistics industry, is urging Northern Ireland’s traders to recognise how and where customs declarations are to be made after the UK’s departure from the EU, to protect the country’s interconnected and highly complex supply chain from breakdown after Brexit ...

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