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FTA says DVSA must take opportunity for Driver CPC review

Wednesday 23 May 2018

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling on the DVSA to review the delivery of the Driver CPC training programme as part of the EU-mandated changes to the legislation covering the qualification ...

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Keep the Irish border open to protect trade FTA tells ministers

Monday 21 May 2018

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reiterated its call for an Irish border solution which protects frictionless trading arrangements post-Brexit, in a meeting with leading British politicians at Stormont over the weekend ...

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European mobility proposals a big step forwards on emissions and safety says FTA

Friday 18 May 2018

The European Commission’s latest round of proposals to improve emissions and operational safety of HGVs have been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) ...

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Government's new plans for driver facilities and Operation Stack will keep Britain trading

Friday 18 May 2018

The package of support announced for HGV drivers by the Department for Transport today (17 May 2018) are useful measures that will help ensure that Britain’s logistics industry can continue to supply Britain’s businesses with the goods and services they need, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA) ...

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Book now for FTA’s Northern Ireland Conference – or miss out!

Thursday 17 May 2018

There’s just a week to go until the Freight Transport Association (FTA)’s Transport Manager Northern Ireland Conference, sponsored by Iveco, which takes place on Thursday 24 May at the Culloden Estate and Spa ...

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Logistics industry concern over consideration of tax on rail freight

Thursday 17 May 2018

This week's announcement of a government consultation on the use of red diesel (as rebated gas oil is known) in non-road vehicles is a significant concern for the freight sector, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), whose members move more than 90% of the UK’s rail freight nationwide.

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Silvertown Tunnel decision to keep East London moving, says FTA

Thursday 10 May 2018

The go-ahead for a new Thames crossing at Silvertown, given today (10 May 2018) by the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP, has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which represents the interests of the logistics industry ...

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FTA conference to help keep Britain trading post-Brexit

Thursday 10 May 2018

As political negotiations continue in Brussels, and with the transition period for Brexit all but agreed until the end of 2020, businesses across the country are starting to consider the arrangements they will need to keep trading efficiently ...

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Emissions "cheat" devices have no place in modern logistics, says FTA

Wednesday 09 May 2018

Recent enforcement action taken by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, and subsequent regulatory action taken by Traffic Commissioners, is proportionate and appropriate according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA)’s UK Road Freight Council ...

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John Raymond Transport scoops national award for emissions reduction

Thursday 03 May 2018

John Raymond Transport Limited, part of the Nolan Group, a logistics organisation based at Bridgend, South Wales, this week scooped the Freight Transport Association (FTA)’s Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) Award for its work in lowering the emissions from its 135-vehicle fleet.

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