FTA helps to demystify brake test reports

Commercial vehicle operators are struggling to decipher their brake test reports, according to FTA, the voice of the logistics sector. To help operators understand the complex documents, FTA has recently launched an online guide titled Brake test report. FTA’s Head of Engineering and Vehicle Standards Policy, Phil Lloyd stated: “Transport managers without an engineering background should understand that even though a report says ‘PASS’, there may still be issues that

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Future Government must help logistics go zero emission, says FTA

All political parties should pledge to support the logistics sector on its journey to complete zero emission, according to FTA, the voice of the UK logistics sector. Ahead of December’s General Election, the business organisation has launched its own election manifesto – Logistics for Britain – which details ten policy asks of the future government, including the development of alternatively-fuelled vehicles, construction of HS2, and igniting a mode shift from road to maritime and rail.  Heidi Skinner, FTA’s Policy & Public Affairs Manager, comments: “FTA and its members are determined to meet the government’s target of becoming

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FTA celebrates reaching 18,000 members

FTA is celebrating a major milestone after signing Thomas Ridley & Son Ltd as its 18,000th member to confirm its position as the largest and most influential business organisation representing the UK logistics industry.   Working with a range of diverse businesses from major retailers to smaller courier companies, FTA is delighted to celebrate its most recent addition. David Wells, CEO of FTA commented: “We are so thrilled to have Thomas Ridley

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Logistics sector needs to take 'No-deal' risk seriously

Britain’s logistics businesses and international supply chain managers are being urged to recognise the change of Government policy and accelerate their preparations for a No Deal Brexit by FTA, the business group which represents the sector.  The advice comes after the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, who has made clear his intention to leave the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019 if a new withdrawal agreement

Go-Now air charter specialist CharterSync shortlisted for FTA Award

With just over one month since its launch, London based start-up CharterSync has already gained recognition in the logistics industry through being short-listed for Air Business of the Year in the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Logistics awards. The CharterSync platform is an online Go-Now air charter booking system which adds convenience, speed and transparency to booking time-critical air charters.  During the first week of operation CharterSync has worked with 15

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Women take the helm of FTA's Northern Ireland Freight Council

Two women are leading the fight for the logistics industry in Northern Ireland, following their election to FTA’s national Freight Council as Chair and Vice Chair. Industry experts Pamela Dennison and Charlene Quayle will help determine the organisation’s approach to pressing issues such as Brexit, climate change and air quality, by facilitating discussions with FTA’s members at council meetings. Seamus Leheny, FTA’s Policy Manager for Northern Ireland, commented: “With the


FTA’s logistics awards return for a third star-stubbed evening

FTA’s Logistics Awards, now recognised as the blue riband event in the logistics industry’s calendar, will return for the third time on Thursday 24 October 2019 to celebrate the achievements of one of the UK’s most vital industries. The awards ceremony, to be held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, will once again be hosted by one of the UK’s leading comedians, with household name Ed Byrne confirmed as the

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Logistics Scotland conference to host infrastructure minister

Following 18 April 2019’s announcement of a £5 billion package of investment for Scotland’s infrastructure, logistics businesses from across the country will be keen to learn how the money is to be distributed to ensure that the country keeps trading efficiently in the years ahead.  And attendees at FTA’s Logistics Scotland conference, taking place on 30 May 2019, will be among the first given the opportunity to quiz government about

Government road funding brings welcome relief for hauliers, says FTA

Reacting to the news that the Department for Transport is granting £201 million to councils across England to undertake road maintenance and pothole repair, Malcolm Bingham, Head of Road Network Management Policy at FTA, commented: “Damaged road surfaces cost businesses in the logistics industry millions of pounds a year in vehicle repair and hire placement. The news that the government has finally responded to FTA’s calls for improvements in road

Logistics Scotland conference to debate of Scotland's economic growth

The latest forecasts by PricewaterhouseCoopers show that Scotland’s economic growth is outpacing the rest of the UK – it is predicted to reach 1.2% in 2019, compared with the 1.1% forecast for the UK as a whole.  But in order for this growth to be delivered, the economy needs its supply chain to remain robust and resilient, despite outside factors which could curb expansion. To provide leaders from across the