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Drivers tell FTA fuel duty should be 25%

Drivers tell FTA fuel duty should be 25%

Members of the public quizzed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) ahead of tomorrow’s Budget said fuel duty should be 25 per cent rather than the 75 per cent currently levied by the Chancellor. FTA questioned drivers as they filled up at a Kent petrol station. While the majority were …

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Last chance to book – FTA Skills Summit 2016

Last chance to book – FTA Skills Summit 2016

Attract, Recruit, Retain – FTA’s Skills Summit to explore issues including driver shortage, the image of the logistics industry and public perception – comes to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry next Thursday (17 March). A few FREE places are still available for the event, which follows the success of last …

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Review of truck drivers’ civil penalties welcomed by FTA

Review of truck drivers’ civil penalties welcomed by FTA

Plans to improve the civil penalties scheme for truck drivers that raised £6.6m in fines for carrying illegal immigrants last year have been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association. FTA is pleased to see the Government working with the freight industry in order to combat illegal immigration. The Association embraced …

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FTA calls for governments to adopt Calais action plan

FTA calls for governments to adopt Calais action plan

As Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande meet in Amiens today for the 34th Franco-British Summit, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling for its five-point action plan to tackle problems at the Port of Calais to be adopted by both governments. FTA says the economic importance …

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FTA seeks firm commitment on rail freight

FTA seeks firm commitment on rail freight

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is pressing the Government for assurance that freight will benefit from released capacity on the southern West Coast Main Line (WCML) once HS2 has been built. The Second Special Report by the HS2 Bill Select Committee, which was published this week, recognised the need for …

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FTA air freight working group takes flight

FTA air freight working group takes flight

With increasing airport capacity in the south east of England high on the Government agenda, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is launching a new Air Freight Working Group to look at issues affecting the sector. Air freight is a crucial part of UK logistics and the wider economy, and a …

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