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Road safety gets smart

Monday 17 June 2019

Smart Tachographs, which were introduced from Saturday 15 June 2019, will aid compliance with the drivers’ hours rules but any claims of financial benefits to businesses are misguided, according to FTA

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Welsh rugby legend the star guest at FTA Welsh Logistics Lunch

Friday 14 June 2019

Celebrate another successful year for the logistics sector by attending FTA’s Welsh Logistics Lunch, to be held at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel on 29 November 2019.

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Van operators flocking to electric, according to FTA report 

Tuesday 11 June 2019

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

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Van Excellence Drivers of the Year 2019 announced

Monday 10 June 2019

Chris Shenton of Asda and Alex Tilley of Moy Park are celebrating today after being named the Van Excellence Driver of the Year and Young Driver of the Year 2019 sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, following a rigorous assessment day at Bott Ltd’s facility in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire ...

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Last chance to enter FTA Logistics Awards 2019 - don't miss out!

Thursday 06 June 2019

Entries to FTA’s star-studded Logistics Awards are flooding in and with just three weeks left to apply, FTA is urging anyone wishing to apply to submit their application fast ...

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CoolKit becomes FTA Van Excellence bronze partner

Thursday 06 June 2019

CoolKit, a manufacturer of refrigerated vehicles for the temperature-controlled transport industry, has been announced as a bronze partner to FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, an innovative initiative designed to recognise excellence within the vans market and improve operational standards ...

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Testing times ahead for rail freight, according to FTA

Thursday 06 June 2019

Domestic bulk and semi-bulk rail freight grew beyond all expectations in 2018, according to FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report ...

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FTA’s Fleet Engineer Conference to provide exclusive look at new DVSA enforcement process

Thursday 06 June 2019

Next week sees the return of FTA’s Fleet Engineer Conference on 11 June 2019, the must attend event for engineers working across the freight and logistics sector ...

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Rejection of M4 relief road will damage Welsh economy says FTA

Tuesday 04 June 2019

The First Minister’s decision to reject plans for an M4 relief road will cost the Welsh economy hundreds of millions of pounds in lost investment, according to FTA, the organisation representing the interests of the logistics sector ...

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Valued occupations should be those with real skills, says FTA

Thursday 30 May 2019

The review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL), published this week by the Migration Advisory Committee, ignores the value which workers at all levels bring to the logistics sector, one of UK PLC’s most crucial trade drivers ...

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