Local Authority Membership

Who is this membership for? 

Local Authority Membership is a tailored membership for all local authorities and other Government bodies satisfying the eligibility criteria for ‘.gov.uk’ web domain registration

What benefits will you gain from joining? 

Membership is designed to unlock access to a range of information, support, products and services to ensure that you are connected to the industry, compliant with governing regulations and confident in the efficiency and success of your transport function. Benefits include: 

Information and Advice 

Our position at the forefront of the logistics industry and policy formation ensures we can quickly pass on accurate and up-to-date information and advice via numerous channels such as:

Influence and Representation 

Our Freight Councils offer members the opportunity to get actively involved in influencing FTA’s policy agenda. There are Regional and National Councils that cover issues affecting road, rail, sea and the wider supply chain and we have a key presence in the UK and Europe. 

Operational and Business Support 

FTA members get exclusive savings and typically pay 40 per cent less than non-members across a range of our products and services including our Shop, vehicle inspections, tachograph services, training courses, events and more. 

In addition to great savings are a range of services that are exclusive to FTA members. These include: 

  • Use of the FTA member logo and vehicle stickers - use our member logo on your stationary and website
  • Model Conditions of Carriage and Storage - endorsed by the insurance industry and reflecting the commercial interests of both the carrier and customer
  • Fuel Price Information - receive advice from top industry experts and ensure you are saving on fuel purchases
  • Vehicle Recovery - operated by the AA, FTA Recovery is a cost effective ‘pay as you go’ vehicle recovery service
  • Fuel Card - benefit from extensive cost savings of up to 10p per litre, fixed diesel prices, and peace of mind knowing you are in control of your fleet
  • Driver Licence Checking - minimise the hassle and risk associated with checking whether your drivers are safe and legally compliant to operate your vehicles
  • Online Supplier Directory - the ideal place to advertise your products and services, our directory puts your business at the fingertips of over 25,000 potential buyers
  • In addition to great savings is the Manager's Guide to Distribution Costs - This annual guide lets you effectively monitor your transport costs using expert advice and quarterly updates on wages trends, vehicle operating costs and haulage rate trends, as well as forecasts and information on warehouse costs and how to manage fuel costs. Add this additional benefit (£200).

Tailor your membership package with these add on subscriptions

Passenger Transport

PTICS is for all organisations that operate their own passenger carrying road vehicles (PCVs). This can be a taken as a full membership in itself or bolted-on as an added subscription to another membership, such as the Local Authority Membership.

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Guide to Van Excellence Subscription

The Guide to Van Excellence is valuable for all van operators, regardless of fleet size or industry sector.

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Operator Licence Compliance and Information Service

OLCIS is designed for all those that are tasked with the operation of their organisation's operator licensed vehicle fleet. 

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Branch Membership

Branch Membership is a cost-effective way of gaining full membership to FTA as a depot of a full fee-paying organisation. 

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What our members say

Alliance Healthcare has been a member of FTA for over 30 years and has consistently found their support and services to be highly informative and of great value to our transport operation. In particular we find the up-to-date information available via the Member Advice Centre, regional briefings and conferences of great value and have come to trust and rely on FTA as an integral part of our transport business.

Andy Blythe

National Logistics Manager

Alliance Healthcare

Interested in FTA Membership?

Find out more to see how we can help you be compliant, be connected and be confident...

For more information please take a look at our Local Authority Membership Brochure or enquire online to see how we can tailor a membership package to suit your operation.

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