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Celebrate carbon reduction success with the LCRS Awards

Posted on: Monday, 8 October 2012 by Rachael Dillon

Recently the inaugural LCRS Awards were launched at FTA's Fleet Engineer Conference. The awards, a first for the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), will celebrate the individual efforts of LCRS members to reduce their carbon emissions from ...

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. ...

Scottish Supply Chain Conference to examine fitness of purpose of Scotland's freight links and infrastructure

Posted on: Wednesday, 19 September 2012 by Debbie Attwood

With little over a week to go, we are getting excited about the Scottish Supply Chain Conference, taking place in Glasgow on 27 September. ...

Stay on track during the Paralympics

Posted on: Friday, 31 August 2012 by Debbie Attwood

By Head of Media Relations Julie Maddocks It wasn't just the athletes who achieved amazing results at the London Olympics, the freight industry saw success during the event too. ...

Can funding drive the change to alternative fuelled low carbon hgvs?

Posted on: Wednesday, 29 August 2012 by Rachael Dillon

Earlier this year, £9.5 million was made available to kick-start the alternative fuels hgv market through a Technology Strategy Board (TSB) funding competition. ...

A chat with Jessica about Morden just the Severn

Posted on: Wednesday, 15 August 2012 by Mike Webb

FTA was in Newport yesterday to meet with local MP Jessica Morden. A familiar figure to everyone involved with FTA's work in Wales, and an active member of the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee, she has been one of the most prominent voices ...

Can you be confident your drivers are legal?

Posted on: Tuesday, 14 August 2012 by Debbie Attwood

By Sam Law, Head of ShopFTA How sure are you that your drivers' licences are valid? According to the Licence Bureau, there are an estimated 24,000 people driving illegally for companies in Britain today, which, let’s be honest, is a shocking ...

Suppliers are key to reducing company carbon emissions

Posted on: Friday, 10 August 2012 by Rachael Dillon in category Environment

This week, I heard that Unilever and DHL are extending an existing partnership to improve their sustainability and reduce carbon emissions. ...

Olympics week one: so far - so good on the roads?

Posted on: Friday, 3 August 2012 by Root Administrator

By Natalie Chapman, Head of Policy - London Here we are then, one week into the 2012 Olympic Games, and whilst the crowds of spectators, organisers and athletes have been flooding into the Olympic venues, the same, it seems, can’t be said about the ...

Why do British vocational drivers have to have three pieces of plastic?

Posted on: Tuesday, 31 July 2012 by Root Administrator

By James Firth, Head of Road Freight and Enforcement Policy In the middle of July, just before Brussels broke up for its summer holiday, the European Commission produced a paper regarding Driver CPC. ...

UK spearheads mandatory business ghg reporting

Posted on: Friday, 27 July 2012 by Rachael Dillon in category Environment

Four years ago, when the Climate Change Act came into force, plans for potential greenhouse gas reporting obligations for businesses seemed a long way off. ...

Guest blog: Staying informed is key to staying ahead during Games time

Posted on: Thursday, 26 July 2012 by Debbie Attwood

Alex Jolly, DHL's General Manager, UK and Ireland Transport Projects, guest blogs for FTA... Since the London 2012 Games were first announced in 2005, logisticians have been kept busy predicting how the events will impact transport and deliveries in ...

Setting our carbon destiny

Posted on: Friday, 20 July 2012 by Rachael Dillon

This week, we've published a brand new information pack on the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme, a voluntary initiative to record, report and reduce carbon emissions from freight transport. ...

The day the Torch Relay came to Tunbridge Wells

Posted on: Wednesday, 18 July 2012 by Debbie Attwood

FTA was abuzz with excitement yesterday as the Olympic Torch made its way to Tunbridge Wells, home of our head office. Staff really got into the spirit of the day with some dressing up in sports-themed attire and others generously bringing in ...

Guest Blog: The difference between success and failure

Posted on: Monday, 16 July 2012 by Debbie Attwood

Martin Schulz, Project leader for London 2012 at TNT Express UK, guest blogs for FTA... Oh, the agony! Did you watch the game between England and Italy during Euro 2012? Predictably, it ended in a penalty shoot-out with an equally predictable outcome. ...

Olympic Games – on your marks – get set – go!

Posted on: Friday, 13 July 2012 by Julie Maddocks

Is it just me or has the British Media gone into hyper drive digging up as many negative stories as they can now we're in the two-week countdown to the Olympics? ...

Climate change - take action now!

Posted on: Thursday, 12 July 2012 by Rachael Dillon

Whilst we wonder where the great British summer has got to, Wednesday’s release of the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report could not have come at a more opportune time. ...

Busy week in Parliament for FTA

Posted on: Wednesday, 11 July 2012 by Mike Webb

FTA has been in Parliament three times this week, each focussed on a different audiences to discuss a different range of issues. First up on Tuesday morning was the latest meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport. ...

Talking Rail With One Of The Shadows

Posted on: Thursday, 5 July 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Labour, Westminster, Rail

No, not Hank Marvin, but instead FTA was in Parliament to meet a member of the Shadow Transport team; John Woodcock MP. Rail freight is of considerable economic and environmental importance to the UK, and it was helpful to be able to reiterate the ...

Select Committee selects freight and FTA

Posted on: Wednesday, 4 July 2012 by Mike Webb

The Transport Select Committee yesterday held an evidence session into issues affecting the road freight industry, and this meant an opportunity for FTA to set out the principal concerns of its members to the influential Government scrutiny body. ...