Road Space Reallocation Must Consider Logistics, Says FTA.

FTA, one of the UK’s biggest business groups, is urging clarity from government on the use of road space for logistics movements, after published guidelines for post-COVID-19 active travel by transport secretary Grant Shapps MP failed to contain recommendations for the sector. As Natalie Chapman, Head of Urban Policy at FTA comments, the published plans […]

FTA Becomes UK Provider of Electronic Consignment Notes.

FTA, the only business group representing all of the logistics sector, has been selected by TransFollow as a UK distributor of eCMR, the electronic version of consignment notes. John Lucy, Manager of International Trade and Transport Procedures at FTA, comments: “As the business organisation representing the logistics sector, FTA is thrilled TransFollow has recognised our […]

Mind The Gap (In Your Return To Work Strategy), Says FTA.

While the UK remains in lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19, government ministers are preparing to issue their “back to work” plans to restart the economy. And according to FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, these plans will create both opportunity and risk for businesses keen to comply with new safe […]

Logistics Workers Seek Clarification On Role Of PPE In Return To Work, Says FTA.

As the country’s businesses consider how best to facilitate a smooth and efficient return to work, in order to kickstart the economy, after the COVID-19 crisis, FTA – the business organisation which represents the logistics sector – is urging government and Public Health England to provide clear, unequivocal guidance about the ongoing use of PPE […]

FTA Sets Out Industry’s Priorities For Northern Ireland Protocol.

One of the UK’s biggest business groups, FTA, has today (30 April 2020) launched its Northern Ireland Protocol Policy Report, a document to highlight the key measures its members from across the logistics sector believe are needed to keep trade between Northern Ireland (NI) and Great Britain (GB) moving as efficiently as possible once the Brexit […]

Covid-19: FTA Member Advice Centre Receives Record Number Enquiries.

Enquiries into FTA’s Member Advice Centre (MAC) have more than doubled since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak as the dedicated team seek to help logistics professionals with pressing legal, technical and operational matters pertaining to the pandemic. Robert Saunders, Manager of the MAC, comments: “Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, member questions into […]

Number Ten Delays Mean Critical Lorry Drivers Forced To Stop Work, Says FTA.

Heel-dragging at the top of government has meant that some HGV drivers critical to Britain’s response to the Covid 19 crisis have been forced to stop work altogether, according to the UK’s leading business organisation representing the logistics industry. FTA, the biggest association in the sector, says that ever since GP practices have restricted the […]

FTA Strengthens Member Advice Team With New Transport Advisor.

FTA has announced the appointment of Becky Martin as Senior Transport Advisor within its Member Advice Centre (MAC) to assist the team in supporting logistics businesses through the Covid-19 outbreak. A unique membership benefit, FTA’s MAC provides expert advice and answers to member questions on legal, technical and operational matters, on topics such as Brexit, Covid-19, […]

Postponement Of DVS And LEZ Vital To London Pandemic Effort, Says FTA.

In response to today’s announcement by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, (9 April 2020) that Transport for London is postponing the enforcement of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and the tightening of the London-wide Low Emission Zone (LEZ) for at least four months until the end of February 2021, Natalie Chapman, Head of Urban […]

FTA Training Launches Online Driver CPC Course.

FTA, the only business group representing all of the logistics sector, has launched e-DCPC, an online version of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) course to ensure heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and public service vehicle (PSV) drivers can continue to undertake essential compliance training throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Keith Gray, General Manager of Training, […]