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FTA to call for urgent action at Calais meeting

FTA to call for urgent action at Calais meeting

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) will today call for urgent action to protect the vital trade link between the UK and Europe when it meets with Xavier Bertrand, new president of the Nord Pas de Calais Picardie region. Mr Bertrand called the meeting in Calais with transport stakeholders to discuss …

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Transparency in shipping line prices welcomed by FTA

Transparency in shipping line prices welcomed by FTA

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says it looks forward to more transparency in shipping line prices following an investigation by the European Commission. The fifteen shipping lines involved in the three-year enquiry into price signaling have agreed to change future pricing regimes. The news is a major victory for FTA’s …

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Drivers in focus at FTA Van Excellence briefings

Drivers in focus at FTA Van Excellence briefings

Announcing its forthcoming Van Excellence Operational Briefings, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said that drivers and people will be the main focus of the three events scheduled to take place in April this year. The programme will examine the ramifications – often serious and sometimes catastrophic – of something …

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Culina Group receives FTA Compliance Award

Food and drink specialist Culina Group has been presented with the Freight Transport Association Tachofta Compliance Award in recognition of its high standards of driver compliance and management of infringements. The FTA Award is recognised as prestigious within the industry and highlight members’ efforts to stay compliant with driver hour’s …

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FTA delegates get in-depth view of public inquiry at seminar

FTA delegates get in-depth view of public inquiry at seminar

Delegates at next month’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) Transport Manager seminar in Belfast will experience a mock public inquiry to provide an insight into the workings of the Transport Regulation Unit. The inquiry will be led by Donna Knowles from the TRU and will feature representatives from the Driver and …

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FTA urges Government to press ahead with new crossing

FTA urges Government to press ahead with new crossing

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging the Government to press ahead with the new Lower Thames Crossing following today’s reports that Highways England is set to consult on Option C – a route linking the A2 east of Gravesend to the M25. Consultation on the third crossing began in …

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FTA says Sadiq Khan’s London transport plan should involve freight

FTA says Sadiq Khan’s London transport plan should involve freight

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan’s Vision for London offers the opportunity for the freight and logistics industry to help deliver many of its objectives. The Association responded positively to Labour candidate Mr Khan’s manifesto, stating that an affordable London transport system should include freight …

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FTA says new tunnel plan must consider freight traffic

FTA says new tunnel plan must consider freight traffic

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the planned new tunnel under the Thames must have a robust system in place for handling commercial vehicles to keep freight traffic flowing. Highways England today launched a consultation on its favoured route for the Lower Thames Crossing linking Junction 1 of the M2 …

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FTA Driver of the Year 2016 Competition launched

FTA Driver of the Year 2016 Competition launched

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced the launch of its FTA Driver of the Year 2016 Competition. Following the hugely successful previously held Van Excellence Driver of the Year events, FTA has introduced three separate contests celebrating the skills and abilities of professional drivers across the freight and logistics …

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