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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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FTA Logistics Skills Summit aims to Attract, Recruit & Retain

FTA Logistics Skills Summit aims to Attract, Recruit & Retain

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is staging a Logistics Skills shortage Summit in March to help employers in the logistics industry tackle the problem of recruiting and retaining staff. According to Manpower UK – recruitment of engineers and technicians is the most difficult with professional drivers being the third. There …

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