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New Freight Transport Association FTA international guide now available

The 15th edition of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) guide for international road transport operators is now available. The annual guide includes information to help clarify the often confusing set of regulations faced by UK-based operators when they visit countries in the EU and beyond.

The FTA International Road Transport Guide uses country profiles to equip transport managers with the information needed to avoid unanticipated delays and deal effectively with roadside enforcement. The new 2010 edition includes updated information on public holidays, weekend lorry bans and toll prices and other essential facts for fleet operators in both the own account and hire and reward sectors.

The list of countries covered has been expanded and there are new travel advice sections by country. Ferry service information has been updated, along with advice on stowaways, cabotage requirements and attestation letters.

Don Armour, FTA’s International Manager and editor of the guide, said:

"International road transport operators are often faced with a confusing array of local and national regulations that they do not encounter in the UK, including weekend bans, local weight restrictions and city centre bans linked to low emissions, along with different processes and penalties for dealing with tachograph and drivers’ hours infringements, roadworthiness issues and inappropriate loading of the vehicle.

"The new guide is more comprehensive than ever before and with no price increase this year, any operator involved in international road transport will find it fantastic value."

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