Tag: FTA

IRSG and FTA collaborate

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) and the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry research program of the CGIAR (FTA) led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) have decided to collaborate on issues related to the sustainability of natural rubber production in order to support sustainable development of the natural rubber economy.

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TyresOnTheDrive.com achieves Van Excellence accreditation

TyresOnTheDrive.com achieves Van Excellence accreditation

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

TyresOnTheDrive.com has been certified by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) as a Van Excellence operator. In order to do so, the mobile tyre fitting service (which operates across the UK via a fleet of over 70 vehicles) has to successfully passed the extensive Van Excellence audit.

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Apollo Vredestein sponsors FTA’s ‘very best’ of British innovation

Apollo Vredestein sponsors FTA’s ‘very best’ of British innovation

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein was a key sponsor at the second annual FTA Logistics Awards 2018. At the event, which took place at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, Apollo Vredestein celebrated endeavours and leadership, as well as the vital role played by logistics and innovation in the sector, by sponsoring the Most Innovative Product of the Year award.

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Bridgestone partners FTA’s transport manager conferences

Bridgestone partners FTA’s transport manager conferences

31st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has partnered with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) as well as its Transport Manager conference series, becoming the Gold Sponsor of the events for 2018. To be held across the country between September and November, the 10 stand-alone conferences co-ordinated by FTA will highlight key issues for those working in the industry.  Each event will include an address by the local Traffic Commissioner, a question and answer session with the DVSA directors via video clarifying problems raised by transport managers and updates on other areas including Clean Air Zones, Brexit, Earned Recognition, lowering emissions, managing your maintenance provider, smart tachographs, and much more. 

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Apollo Vredestein is FTA’s ‘Van Excellence’ newest partner

Apollo Vredestein is FTA’s ‘Van Excellence’ newest partner

2nd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre manufacturer Apollo Vredestein has been announced as a partner to the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Van Excellence scheme, an innovative initiative designed to recognise excellence within the commercial vehicle sector and improve operational standards.

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FTA says Calais situation is “unprecedented”

18th December 2015 | 0 Comments

Scenes witnessed yesterday in and around Calais have been described as unprecedented by the Freight Transport Association (FTA). Touring the Eurotunnel facilities on what was expected to be the busiest day of the year for vehicles travelling through Calais, the FTA’s Chris Yarsley reports seeing thousands of migrants attacking trucks as they queued on the motorway.

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Calais death underlines need for action, says FTA

7th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The FTA has told David Cameron that the death of a migrant on a freight train at Calais highlights the need for urgent action to tackle chaos at the port. Following weeks of violent disturbances, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has written to the prime minister describing the situation as a “deplorable”.  FTA has told the PM that conditions for drivers have reached unacceptable levels and the situation must be given urgent priority by the British and French governments.  A resolute and determined plan must be put in place.

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FTA warns chancellor over fuel duty

7th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is warning the chancellor that failing to freeze or cut fuel duty in the Budget could sabotage the country's economic growth. The Association, which has 14,700 members in the logistics industry, says falling fuel prices have been a major factor in the country's recovery.

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‘End Calais madness now’ – FTA

6th July 2015 | 0 Comments

“End this madness now,” is the Freight Transport Association’s message to the French Government after ferry workers threatened a second week of cross-Channel disruption. A four-day strike by MyFerryLink workers saw burning tyres thrown on the Eurotunnel tracks and 30 miles of lorries stacked on the M20 in Kent.  Industrial action was suspended on Thursday but further walk-outs are threatened from next Tuesday and FTA deputy chief executive James Hookham says enough is enough.

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FTA urges chancellor ‘not to renege’ on fuel tax promise

30th June 2015 | 0 Comments

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on the chancellor to freeze or cut fuel duty ahead of Wednesday’s FairFuelUK event at the House of Commons. Chief executive David Wells has written to George Osborne asking him not to renege on his promise to hold current levels until September.

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MBE for FTA director

16th June 2015 | 0 Comments

The Freight Transport Association’s Chris Welsh has been awarded the MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for services to shippers and the shipping industry. Welsh has played a leading role in the representation of UK freight shippers to the European Union and global organisations for over 30 years and in bringing shipper representatives together from across the world, giving voice to their collective concerns regarding the safe, efficient and sustainable movement of global freight.

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FTA urges French Government to act over Calais ‘warzone’

15th June 2015 | 0 Comments

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is pressing the French government to take action on the migrant situation in Calais, which has been described as “like a warzone” by some of its members.

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Change to driving licence ‘will save taxpayer millions’ – DVLA

8th June 2015 | 0 Comments

From today (8 June 2015), the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence is being replaced by an online service. This will save motorists millions of pounds and change the way they share their information with employers and car hire companies, says the DVLA.

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FTA ‘concerned’ over journey time reliability figures

26th May 2015 | 0 Comments

The Freight Transport Association has expressed concern over the discrepancy between industry opinion and government statistics following publication of official figures from Highways England showing that journey time reliability, although still below 80 per cent, marginally improved over the past year.

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“New Government should give logistics the attention it deserves” – FTA

13th May 2015 | 0 Comments

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging David Cameron and his new Government to recognise the importance of logistics which is crucial to keeping the people of Britain supplied with essential goods they need, adding that to overlook its needs would be failing the industry and the economy.

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