The UK Department for International Trade has announced a new UK Global Tariff (UKGT). Announced on 19 May 2020, this replaces the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021 at the end of the Brexit Transition Period. As it pertains to the tyre business, while there are various categories, the announcement basically means the new UKGT sees tyre duty reduced from 4.5% to 4.0%. Camel back rubber for use in retreading stays at 0%, while duties cushion industrial tyres are reduced to 2.0% from 2.5%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.