Press releases

Fuel duty action could hand economy £3.6 billion lifeline, says FTA Thu Feb 16 13:11:00 GMT 2012

The Freight Transport Association has called on the Chancellor to cut fuel duty by at least five pence per litre and scrap the increase planned for August. ...

FTA delighted with vital infrastructure investment in Northern Ireland Tue Feb 14 13:31:00 GMT 2012

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is delighted with this morning's ministerial announcement that funding will be made available to upgrade key infrastructure projects in Northern Ireland, ...

Additional mode shift grant welcomed by FTA Fri Feb 10 13:41:00 GMT 2012

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government of an additional £4.5m of Freight Facilities Grant. ...

As further snow warnings issued, FTA praises highway authorities for helping to keep essential traffic moving Thu Feb 09 14:26:00 GMT 2012

The Highways Agency and local authorities deserve credit for learning hard won lessons from last year to ensure that the road network remained largely operational for essential traffic during the ...

RET extension should apply to all commercial vehicles, argues FTA Tue Feb 07 11:32:00 GMT 2012

Following industry's criticism of proposals to scrap the Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) for lorries which use ferry services to move goods between the Western Isles of Scotland and the mainland, ...