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16 entries for category Road

Fair Fuel Has Its Day In The House

Posted on: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, FairFuel UK, Road, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, Plaid_Cymru

After over 100,000 signatures on the Government’s e-petition website, support from scores of MPs and thousands of members of the public through the Fair Fuel UK website; Tuesday finally saw the House of Commons floor debating perhaps the most ...

FTA Fighting The Fight

Posted on: Thursday, 2 February 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, Road

No prizes for identifying the biggest issue of the year for the FTA and its members – fuel duty. It has been hard work, campaigning on a number of fronts to get a fairer fuel settlement as the global price continued to rise. ...

FFUK Takes Fuel Fight to Minister

Posted on: Thursday, 1 March 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, FairFuel UK, Road

On Tuesday afternoon, FTA and our partners in the Fair Fuel UK campaign took the ongoing fight for a fairer deal on fuel prices right to the heart of the Government; in a meeting with Economic Secretary Chloe Smith MP. ...

National Fair Fuel Day

Posted on: Tuesday, 13 March 2012 by Mike Webb in categories FairFuel UK, Westminster, Road

March 7 saw the first ever National Fair Fuel Day take place in Westminster. Amid the rain, confusion, and large number of other demonstrations vying for space, several hundred dedicated FFUK supporters came to Parliament in the hope of making their ...

Talking RET With the MSPs

Posted on: Wednesday, 18 April 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Road, Scotland, SNP, Labour, Conservative

On Tuesday 17 April, FTA could be found in the hallowed halls of the Scottish Parliament, meeting a cross-party range of MSPs to discuss the impact of Scottish Government plans to end Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) for commercial vehicles. ...

Freight Transport Association Roadworthiness Award for Hanson Building Products 2011

Posted on: Monday, 23 April 2012 by Debbie Attwood in category Road

Hanson Building products, part of Hanson UK, use the FTA’s Vehicle Inspection Service to quality monitor and help ensure the safety and reliability of their fleet. ...

FTA shines in the Brighton rain at the Lib Dem conference

Posted on: Thursday, 27 September 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Liberal Democrat, Road, Transport Hub

Amidst the driving rain currently pouring down across Britain, FTA joined thousands of conference-goers braving the weather at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Brighton. ...

Selected by the Committee part 2

Posted on: Thursday, 24 January 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, Road

FTA continued the recent close working with the Transport Committee (formerly the Select Committee) with a second verbal evidence session and submission of a third written submission in the month of January. ...

Future Funding For Wales

Posted on: Friday, 1 November 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Wales, Road

This post has been written by FTA Head of Policy for Wales, Ian Gallagher Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister that the Welsh Government has been granted borrowing powers has left many of us who regularly use the road network in South Wales a ...

Why is speeding still a serious issue on our roads? by Andrew Drewary of 3Sixty Fleet

Posted on: Thursday, 26 November 2015 by Jackie Langridge in category Road

Despite all the publicity over the last decade about speeding and the introduction of 20mph zones, recent figures published by the Ministry of Justice show that during the same period speeding is still the biggest motoring-related offence where the ...

Dawn Shakespeare of the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers looks at the impact of falling oil prices

Posted on: Monday, 25 January 2016 by Jackie Langridge in category Road

With the price of petrol and diesel dropping at the pumps, oil distribution trade association Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) says the price of heating oil has also dropped and is at a ten year low for the 1. ...

Daily issues for the modern lorry driver by Stuart Cooke of BMG Insurance

Posted on: Tuesday, 2 February 2016 by Jackie Langridge in category Road

For those who don’t work in the freight and logistics industry it may seem that the life of a lorry driver is a pretty easy one; they are able to sit down all day and get to listen to the radio whilst working. ...

Driver facilities are a sign of respect – by Jenny Tipping

Posted on: Monday, 8 February 2016 by Jackie Langridge in category Road

The shortage of lorry drivers means that these days we are able to pick and choose which company we work for, and the facilities provided for basic tasks like preparing food, washing and going to the loo are fundamental to our experience of the job. ...

Carbon standards for trucks - by Rachael Dillon, Climate Change Policy Manager, FTA

Posted on: Wednesday, 17 August 2016 by Alice Bayford in categories Environment, Road

A second phase of a new carbon benchmark for medium- and large-sized trucks has been announced this week by the US Environment Protection Agency. ...

The year ahead for commercial fleets - by Stephen Briers, editor-in-chief, Commercial Fleet

Posted on: Friday, 26 August 2016 by Alice Bayford in categories Road, Policy and compliance

A tightening of emission standards, safety issues in cities and new product mean the next 12 months will be a time of intense focus for commercial vehicle managers. ...

Staying ahead with the industry experts: where do we begin? - by Carlie Nowell, Head of Events, FTA

Posted on: Wednesday, 31 August 2016 by Alice Bayford in categories Policy and compliance, Road

1202 delegates attended Transport Manager in 2015, 86% surveyed would recommend to a friend or colleague with a 90% satisfaction rate from those who attended on the day. ...