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International haulage permit applications close this week: apply now or miss out

Monday 14 January 2019

Applications for international road haulage permits close this week and FTA is advising commercial vehicle operators wanting to transport goods into EU-27 countries post-Brexit to submit their applications urgently ...

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Increasing Pressure on small business as London Mayor's Deadline Approaches

Friday 11 January 2019

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) would damage small businesses while delivering limited air quality improvements, according to FTA, the only body representing all of logistics ...

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Calling the best of the best! Nominations now open for the Van Excellence awards

Thursday 10 January 2019

Are you a van operator committed to placing safety, compliance and innovation at the heart of your business? If so, make sure you enter Van Excellence’s brand-new awards, the Van Excellence Honours Lunch, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, for your chance to be recognised as the ‘best of best’ in the business ...

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Southampton CAZ rejection win for port and local businesses

Wednesday 09 January 2019

The rejection of a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in Southampton is a boost to the port as well as local businesses, according to FTA, which represents the UK’s logistics industry ...

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Direct Vision Standard: Cities should not be setting vehicle design standards, says FTA

Tuesday 08 January 2019

After months of discussions, the announcement of a consultation on the proposed Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for HGV operators travelling into and out of London has been welcomed by FTA ...

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Government’s road fixing robots ideal 21st century solution, says FTA

Wednesday 02 January 2019

Following the announcement that the government is investing in the creation of robots to help repair the UK's vast underground pipe network and prevent disruption of roadworks in the future, FTA's Malcolm Bingham shares his comments ...

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More government action required to help reduce freight emissions

Friday 21 December 2018

The government must take more action to help freight operators reduce their carbon emissions, according to FTA, in reaction to a National Infrastructure Commission interim report released today (21 December 2018) ...

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A ‘managed no deal’ is not an acceptable Brexit deal, says FTA

Friday 21 December 2018

FTA, the organisation which represents the UK’s logistics sector, has rejected ministerial claims that a “Managed No Deal” Brexit is possible when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 ...

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No deal plans will not keep trade flowing, says FTA

Thursday 20 December 2018

The European Union’s contingency plans for a No Deal Brexit, released this week, do not alleviate the UK logistics industry’s concerns, according to FTA, the only business group representing the whole sector ...

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Logistics sector makes headway on road to zero – consistently reducing emissions and fuel costs

Tuesday 18 December 2018

A greener future for logistics is in reach, according to the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) annual review report, which found its members have reduced their average greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by four per cent in 2017 ...

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