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Three Parties Are Better Than One

Posted on: Wednesday, 4 September 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Labour, Transport Hub, Westminster

As is now traditional in the early Autumn, FTA is set to spend three weeks in September taking the message of logistics to the heart of politics and policymaking at the three principal party conferences. ...

FTA greets confirmation of M4 enhancement funding with caution

Posted on: Thursday, 11 July 2013 by Debbie Attwood

Today the Welsh Affairs Committee, chaired by David Davies MP for Monmouthshire, sat at the Senedd in Cardiff as part of its evidence gathering exercise on the Future of the Severn Bridges. ...

FTA Talking Ports Access

Posted on: Tuesday, 2 July 2013 by Mike Webb

Yesterday saw FTA once again in Parliament giving evidence to the Transport Committee; this time on issues affecting access to Britain's ports by road and rail - and through them the wider economy. ...

Are you ready for Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting?

Posted on: Friday, 14 June 2013 by Rachael Dillon

From 30 September 2013, quoted companies (all businesses listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange) will be obliged to report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Annual Company Reports. ...

Gasrec Fuelling Station Makes Case For Gas

Posted on: Thursday, 23 May 2013 by Mike Webb

Friday saw the long-awaited official opening of the Gasrec Bio-LPG fuelling station in Daventry. A crowd of more than 100 operators, customers and staff came together to see the station in full operation; which is Britain's first bio-LPG plant; the ...

Van Excellence guest blog

Posted on: Wednesday, 15 May 2013 by Debbie Attwood

By James Davis at Manheim On Thursday I attended the first ever Freight Transport Association Van Excellence Conference at The Hilton, Sheffield. ...

LCRS paves the way for a voluntary approach to carbon reduction

Posted on: Wednesday, 8 May 2013 by Rachael Dillon

I was delighted to read the Department for Transport's (DfT) Freight Carbon Review published last week which has welcomed a continued voluntary approach to reducing freight carbon emissions. ...

VOSA consults on changes to fees

Posted on: Thursday, 2 May 2013 by Debbie Attwood

VOSA has issued a consultation on changes to its fees structure. As well as the first general fees increase in four-and-a-half years, the proposals complete the process started in the last review of differentiating test fees according to where tests ...

Keeping the focus on Northern Ireland

Posted on: Wednesday, 24 April 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Northern Ireland, Westminster, Labour

This week, FTA was in Westminster to discuss a range of issues affecting Northern Ireland with the Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Vernon Coaker MP. ...

VOSA targets the 'white van man'

Posted on: Wednesday, 27 March 2013 by Debbie Attwood

By Mark Cartwright, Head of Vans at FTA 'White van man' is of course a stereotype, but the general roadworthiness of vans is of serious concern, whatever the colour, and it's pretty obvious that things have to change. ...

Time to test independent testing

Posted on: Friday, 22 March 2013 by Mike Webb

In its response to the Department for Transport's Motoring Services Strategy consultation, FTA has told Government it's time to finish what it started with the Testing Transformation Programme. ...

Climate Week 2013

Posted on: Monday, 4 March 2013 by Rachael Dillon

This week marks the third annual Climate Week (4 to 8 March), Britain's biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. ...

From London To Edinburgh

Posted on: Wednesday, 27 February 2013 by Mike Webb

In a busy week for FTA on the campaigning trail, the Association has been discussing the issues central to logistics with both the Transport Select Committee and a number of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament. ...

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. ...

Selected by the Committee part 1

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

Nobody can accuse the House of Commons Transport Committee (formerly known as the Transport Select Committee) of not hitting 2013 running. ...

Guest Blog by Noel Brett, CEO of the Road Safety Authority, Ireland

Posted on: Friday, 11 January 2013 by Debbie Attwood

With only a few months to go now, I am looking forward to having the opportunity to pass on the road safety message to those attending the FTA Ireland Transport Manager Seminar. ...

FTA Takes Fuel Duty Message To Westminster

Posted on: Wednesday, 21 November 2012 by Mike Webb

Today, FTA was at the House of Commons as part of an All-Party Fair Fuel Group event to spell out to an audience of MPs the threat posed to logistics companies by the planned fuel duty increase scheduled for January 1 2013. ...

Keeping up the pressure on RET

Posted on: Wednesday, 21 November 2012 by Mike Webb in category Conservative

As part of its ongoing campaigning work in Scotland, FTA was in Edinburgh yesterday, taking the latest developments in its fight against the ending of Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) for commercial vehicles to the Scottish Parliament. ...

FTA exhibits at the Euro Bus Expo 2012

Posted on: Friday, 9 November 2012 by Debbie Attwood

By Will Reeves - follow Will on Twitter @Will_FTA Passengerfta headed up to Birmingham this week to attend the Euro Bus Expo 2012 at the NEC. ...

FTA talks cycle safety at the party conferences

Posted on: Monday, 22 October 2012 by Mike Webb

Reflecting the importance placed on cycle safety by its members, FTA has been working hard across the three main party conferences to raise awareness of the issue of road safety, and demonstrate to policymakers the excellent work being carried out in ...