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First Northern Ireland operator awarded FTA Van Excellence

First Northern Ireland operator awarded FTA Van Excellence

Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd has become the first organisation in Northern Ireland to receive FTA Van Excellence Operator Accreditation from the Freight Transport Association. The company was this week presented with a certificate at its Magherafelt-based offices. Henry Brothers, which operates around 60 vans, is a leading construction and civil …

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First operators receive FTA Truck Excellence accreditation

First operators receive FTA Truck Excellence accreditation

The first three operators to achieve Freight Transport Association FTA Truck Excellence accreditation have been announced. Bidvest Foodservice, London Borough of Redbridge and Sainsbury’s have all achieved Truck Excellence accreditation, with London Borough of Redbridge and Bidvest Foodservice also demonstrating compliance with Transport for London’s (TfL) Work Related Road Risk …

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FTA says Government must ensure HS2 delivers on freight

FTA says Government must ensure HS2 delivers on freight

The Freight Transport Association FTA says freight will only benefit from rail capacity released by HS2 if the Government ensures it doesn’t have to compete with passenger operators through the existing train path bidding process. The Government’s preferred route for Phase 2 of HS2 from Crewe to Manchester and the …

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FTA demonstrates post Brexit commitment to members

FTA demonstrates post Brexit commitment to members

The Freight Transport Association FTA is demonstrating its commitment to represent members at the highest level in negotiations to leave the EU by joining a new HMRC Brexit working group. FTA is a long-standing member of HMRC’s Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC) and has now joined the Brexit working group …

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Matthew Pickering named FTA Driver of the Year 2016

Matthew Pickering named FTA Driver of the Year 2016

Matthew Pickering of Samworth Brothers Supply Chain was named the overall winner of the inaugural FTA Driver of the Year 2016 competition in London Wednesday 2 November. Matthew won the Truck Driver of the Year 44 tonne competition sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Trucks back in July, beating 19 other finalists. The …

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Delegates full of praise for FTA Transport Manager

Delegates full of praise for FTA Transport Manager

The FTA Transport Manager autumn conference series sponsored by Iveco is well under way, with events having taken place in Chepstow, Durham and London. With the fourth event in the series taking place in Peterborough on Thursday, the conferences are proving a hit, with over ninety per cent of those attending …

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