About FTA Freight Councils

What are the FTA Freight Councils?

Freight Councils are democratic meetings for FTA members that give those in the logistics industry the chance to:

  • learn about policies being proposed by UK, regional and local government and their agencies and their implications for logistics operations – aimed at helping future-proof your operation
  • help decide FTA’s response to proposals – ensuring the needs of your company are taken into consideration in what we say
  • network with your peers in the industry

January 2018 meetings

During the January 2018 meetings, Freight Council members will debate:

  • EU Mobility Package: legislation covering vans; cabotage; driving and rest time rules; and, tachographs
  • London Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Standard Permit
  • reform of the HGV Road User Levy
  • Highways England’s future investment plans in Road Investment Strategy 2

Meetings will be held on the following dates and at the locations listed:

Tuesday 9 January, Northern Freight Council, Durham
Tuesday 9 January, South East England Freight Council, Tunbridge Wells
Thursday 11 January, Yorkshire and Humberside Freight Council, Barnsley
Thursday 11 January, Greater London Freight Council, London
Tuesday 16 January, East of England Freight Council, Newmarket
Wednesday 17 January, Scottish Freight Council, Glasgow
Wednesday 17 January, West Midlands Freight Council, Berkswell
Thursday 18 January, Northern Ireland Freight Council, Belfast
Thursday 18 January, East Midlands Freight Council, Nottingham
Tuesday 23 January, South Central Freight Council, Newbury
Tuesday 23 January, North West Freight Council, Wigan
Wednesday 24 January, South West Freight Council, Exeter
Thursday 25 January, Welsh Freight Council, Vale of Glamorgan

The new South Central Council Freight Council in Newbury had its first, successful meeting in January. This new Council covers Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. South East now covers only Kent, Surrey and East and West Sussex. Cumbria is now incorporated into the revised North of England Council along with the previous North East area.

Any FTA member can attend any of our regional Freight Councils – if you usually attend one and cannot make the date please feel free to register at another.

Future meetings

The next round of meetings will take place in March, April and May (details of dates and locations will be available shortly); meetings are free for members to participate in.

If you are an FTA member and would like see exact dates and venues for future meetings please visit the members' council homepage, and to request to attend any meeting please contact Tracy Seager at tseager@fta.co.uk or telephone 01892 55 22 85.

If you are not an FTA member but are interested to know more, please contact our Member Service Centre on 03717 11 22 22* or email memberservices@fta.co.uk.

*Calls may be recorded

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