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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. ...

Quentin Willson guest blog for FTA

Posted on: Friday, 29 June 2012 by Debbie Attwood

This week, we at FairFuelUK celebrated as the Chancellor announced the postponement of August’s 3ppl increase and we learned our campaigning had paid off. ...

It's a good news day………

Posted on: Tuesday, 26 June 2012 by Julie Maddocks

There’s no doubt that our members, as well as we at FTA, are delighted at the news that the Government will not go ahead with a three pence-a-litre fuel duty increase, planned for August. ...

Talking Rail And Climate With Committee Chair

Posted on: Monday, 25 June 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Environment, Westminster, Conservative

FTA has been in Parliament to discuss the Government's future plans for rail with one of the most experienced environmental voices in Westminster; Energy and Climate Change Committee Chair Tim Yeo MP. ...

Guest blog: Hydro Cleansing gets behind hgv awareness

Posted on: Friday, 22 June 2012 by Debbie Attwood

Michael Howlett blogs for FTA on HGV Awareness Training this weekend... As part of the Samsung Bike Week 2012, Hydro Cleansing’s Steve Hoad is getting behind the HGV Awareness Training for cyclists by holding demonstrations on cycle safety tomorrow ...

Victory For FFUK At Top Industry Awards

Posted on: Tuesday, 29 May 2012 by Mike Webb in categories FairFuel UK, Westminster

The hard work and dedication of all involved with FairFuelUK, the successful FTA-backed fuel duty campaign, was recognised on Monday night as campaign founder Peter Carroll beat off stiff competition to win the prestigious "Public Affairs Campaign of ...

InTandem extends competition deadline

Posted on: Thursday, 24 May 2012 by Debbie Attwood

FTA is supporting the InTandem competition to find an original warning symbol to help prevent large vehicle/cyclist collisions. ...

FTA Addressing Select Committee on Olympics Issues

Posted on: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 by Mike Webb

FTA will be in Westminster this afternoon giving evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee, formerly known as the Transport Select Committee, as part of the Committee's Transport and the Olympics Inquiry. ...

Bridgestone becomes first LCRS industry partner

Posted on: Tuesday, 8 May 2012 by Rachael Dillon

I’m delighted that Bridgestone has become the first industry partner to the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), injecting additional momentum into the scheme. ...

FTA at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2012

Posted on: Thursday, 3 May 2012 by Debbie Attwood

Last week, FTA exhibited at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, in Birmingham. The 2012 show was another resounding success and we would like to thank all those who visited us on the stand; it was good to see both new and familiar faces. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

FTA's Own Welsh Assembly

Posted on: Thursday, 23 February 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Wales, Conservative, Labour, Plaid_Cymru

Yesterday, FTA held another one of its popular engagement days with a series of influential politicians in the National Assembly for Wales. ...

FTA In Touch With Transport Select Committee

Posted on: Thursday, 9 February 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, Labour

On Tuesday afternoon, FTA's James Hookham and Michael Webb ventured back into the hallowed halls of British democracy to meet one of the newer faces in Parliament; self-proclaimed transport enthusiast Julie Hilling MP, the successor to former ...

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. ...

FTA Meets Attwood As O Licence Nears

Posted on: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 by Mike Webb in category Northern Ireland

Yesterday, FTA was at Stormont to discuss progress on the new Operator Licensing regime for Northern Ireland; which will bring fairness, safety and security to roads across the province. ...

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 Talks To A Parrott

Posted on: Monday, 14 November 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Wales, Liberal Democrat

On Monday FTA met with the Lib Dem AM now in charge of her party’s transport portfolio in Wales, Eluned Parrott AM. Relatively new to the Senedd, and newer still to her wide-ranging portfolio (which includes business and environmental issues), Mrs ...