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Day 5: Manchester to Chester, 52 miles

Posted on: Monday, 13 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

Saturday proved a late start for the 8 riders who had to relocate their cars 3 times before finding a suitable place to leave them. As a result we had a delayed arrival at DHL Trafford Park and the ride didn't start until 11 am. ...

Day 4: Worcester to Leamington Spa, 52 miles

Posted on: Monday, 13 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

Here’s a happy West Midlands’ team after their ride from Worcester to Leamington Spa. All made it to the end bar Guy Elliott who sent in a note from his wife that he was only allowed out until 2pm (dental appointment apparently). ...

Day 3: Brecon to Cardiff, 52 miles

Posted on: Monday, 13 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

There was a very good turnout in Wales with a strong show from the International Greetings team. 19 riders turned out at Brecon, where we split into two groups: a road group of 5 and the rest on mountain bikes who followed the Taff trail all the way ...

Day 2: Royal Wootton Bassett to Bristol, 58 miles

Posted on: Thursday, 9 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

Sixteen of us started and finished and the weather was rarely much to write home about. We started in lashing rain, finished in sunshine and faced a steady headwind and even hail at one stage as we headed into Melksham. ...

Day 1: Tunbridge Wells to Guildford, 53 miles

Posted on: Thursday, 9 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

It was a small but select group who set off from Tunbridge Wells on Tuesday morning at 9.30.With 48 miles to go it became clear that we were going to have to teach Becky how to change gear on her off-road mountain bike. ...

Questions for the Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference

Posted on: Wednesday, 4 May 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Media and campaigns

FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference is a chance to hear the latest carbon reduction measures being undertaken by industry. If you have a question for the experts at the conference, simply leave a comment in the box below. ...

Transport Hub venues confirmed

Posted on: Wednesday, 4 May 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Transport Hub, Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative

FTA has now confirmed the venues at which the 2011 Transport Hub will take place. Liberal Democrats (Sunday 18 – Tuesday 20 Sep) Fringe events: Jurys Inn, Birmingham CEO Dinner: Hyatt hotel, Birmingham Labour (Sunday 25 – Tuesday 27 Sep) Fringe ...

Posted on: Tuesday, 3 May 2011 by Matt Levy

FFG - an opportunity that shouldn't be scotch missed

Posted on: Thursday, 14 April 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Scotland, Rail

After months of activity in Scotland with politicians on all sides, there is a little light at the end of the tunnel for Scotland’s Freight Facilities Grants (FFGs) regime, judging by Scotland’s political manifestos. ...

Mr Smith Goes To Westminster - And Meets With FTA

Posted on: Friday, 8 April 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Wales, Westminster

Today, FTA met with new Blaenau Gwent MP and Fair Fuel UK supporter Nick Smith to discuss the key logistics issues affecting companies in South Wales, alongside Owens Roads Services, who have a base in Mr Smith’s constituency. ...

Fair Fuel UK - Moving The Campaign Forward

Posted on: Friday, 8 April 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, FairFuel UK

Today the partners of the FFUK campaign, supported by logistics professionals, literally dragged the campaign into its next phase when they staged a truck pull down Whitehall before delivering a letter by hand to the Prime Minister. ...

Take part in the NSFRITS project

Posted on: Thursday, 7 April 2011 by Toby Carroll in category International

As you are probably aware TruckPol is involved in a joint project called NSFRITS. The purpose of NSFRITS is to: provide live in-cab communications to drivers about conditions in the region or country they are about to enter develop a multi-lingual, ...

Concerns with the McNulty Review? Yes, Minister

Posted on: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Rail

The Government has commissioned a review of the value for the money obtained for the taxpayer from the British railway, being chaired by Sir Roy McNulty. ...

FTA visits Cairns of old south Wales

Posted on: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster, Wales

FTA was in Westminster today to discuss the issue of stowaways on lorries with Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns. Mr Cairns’ constituency plays host to a number of key logistics companies, and one in particular has been discussing with him the lack of ...

FTA has a double Scotch

Posted on: Thursday, 17 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Scotland, Liberal Democrat, Conservative

FTA has met with representatives of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Conservatives in Edinburgh, to make sure that the voice of logistics is still ringing in the ears of Scotland's politicians before they go off about the campaign trail. ...

Putting The Party Into Party Of Wales

Posted on: Tuesday, 8 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Plaid_Cymru, Wales

FTA would like to express thanks to Plaid Cymru for the kind invitation to attend the party’s annual St David’s Day reception. ...

Talking Fuel Duty In Llanelli

Posted on: Friday, 4 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Plaid_Cymru, Wales

FTA’s continuing tour of the country talking about fuel duty issues continued on Friday with a trip to Llanelli in South Wales, and a conversation with local MP Nia Griffith. ...

FFUK Back On The Green

Posted on: Tuesday, 8 February 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, FairFuel UK

Following a successful MP photoshoot last week, FTA and its partners in the Fair Fuel UK campaign were back on College Green this morning to present more letters to parliament. ...

FTA meets Gordon in the path of the Hampden roar

Posted on: Friday, 4 February 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Scotland

In the teeth of a vicious rainy gale blowing through Glasgow, FTA’s Mike Webb and Chris MacRae have been talking logistics with the man hoping to be Scotland’s next Transport Minister. ...

Derby Day For FTA

Posted on: Monday, 24 January 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster

Today saw a return to Parliament for FTA, and a discussion of local transport and planning issues with Shadow Communities Minister and Derby North MP Chris Williamson. ...