Tag Archives: Freight Transport Association

Logistics industry being hung out to dry by government over Brexit, says FTA

Confidence in the government’s ability to deliver a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU that will maintain ‘frictionless’ trade is fast collapsing, according to the Freight Transport Association. The FTA’s comments come with just three weeks to go until key talks on Brexit in Brussels. James Hookham, the FTA’s deputy chief executive said the lack of progress on the industry’s …

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Many hauliers set to be hit by 20% rise in HGV Road User Levy

About half of UK hauliers are facing a 20% increase in the HGV Road User Levy from February 2019 after the government revealed changes to the scheme. In February 2019, UK-registered Euro 5 trucks and earlier will be hit with the rise, but the levy for Euro 6 vehicles will reduce by 10%. The move is part of the government’s …

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Government commits extra £100 million to repair potholes

The government has committed an extra £100 million to repair local roads affected by potholes and storm damage, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced. This funding – which the government claims is enough to repair almost two million potholes and help protect roads from future severe weather – is in addition to the £75 million funding already given to councils …

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RHA and FTA welcome government plan to invest in A roads

Trade organisations the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Freight Transport Association (FTA) have both welcomed the government’s announcement of plans to invest £100 million to upgrade 5000 miles of A roads. The government has released its consultation on the Major Roads Network (MRN), which proposes that 5000 miles of A roads are brought into scope for new funding from the …

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Freight Transport Association Driver of the Year 2017 named

Thomas Kent has been named as the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Driver of the Year 2017, seeing off competition from drivers across the country. Kent, who drives for Samworth Brothers Supply Chain in Derby, added his overall title to his FTA 44 tonne Driver of the Year accolade, which he won in September. Kent received the overall FTA Driver of …

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Don’t underestimate the problem of post-Brexit borders, warns FTA

The EU should not underestimate the challenge member states face when preparing their own borders for Brexit, along with the risk of long delays and disruption at European ferry ports, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned. FTA’s deputy chief executive, James Hookham, gave evidence to the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism on 22 November as part of …

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Fuel duty freeze a missed opportunity, says FTA

While the Chancellor’s decision to freeze fuel duty is welcome, a cut in it would have done more to boost the economy, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The FTA believe that Chancellor Phillip Hammond could have gone further to help the logistics sector. The FTA had campaigned for a 3p cut in fuel duty, which it said would …

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FTA calls for drivers to share experiences of rest facilities

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling for evidence from drivers about their experiences of rest facilities available across the country. The call comes ahead of new regulations coming in on 1 November, which will see drivers fined by the DVSA if they take their full weekly rest break in their cabs. The FTA is campaigning for urgent action to …

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