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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. ...

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 ...