Posts filed in Transport

FTA Ireland Supports Universal Operator Licensing

04 of May 2013 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Transport

The FTAI claims that those of its members that have been independently audited through the association’s accreditation scheme have already felt the benefits of making road safety a high priority....Read More

Positive Outlook for the Transport Sector

22 of April 2013 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Transport

The UK transport sector’s net employment outlook now stands at +17%, an increase of 19 percentage points on last quarter and the most positive outlook since before the recession....Read More

FTA Reminds Boris to Think of Freight

25 of March 2013 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Transport

In particular, the FTA rejected the idea of trucks being banned from particular locations in the city at certain times of the day, arguing that this would be an onerous burden on businesses trying to operate in London....Read More

2012 sees fall in heavy trailer market of 6.3%

08 of March 2013 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Transport

According to figures in the latest Trailer Market Forecast Report for Western Europe, the heavy trailer market fell by 6.3% in 2012....Read More

FTA Wants Expert Group on Transport Security

06 of February 2013 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Transport

The FTA has expressed concern over the level of security currently provided to drivers and vehicles in transit as they shuttle goods across borders between EU member states....Read More

Traffic Commissioner urges good relations with maintenance contractors

16 of January 2013 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Transport

Sarah Bell, West of England Traffic Commissioner, recently encouraged the UK’s transport managers to develop good relationships with their maintenance contractors....Read More

Confidence Index shows that UK Firms Think Turnover will Improve

13 of December 2012 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Transport

A report issued recently at the International Trade Conference of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows that UK firms are confident that their turnover will improve....Read More

Consultation on HGV speed limit

29 of November 2012 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Transport

The government has announced plans to increase the speed limit for some heavy goods vehicles in an attempt to boost the economy. Revealed by Roads Minister, Stephen Hammond, on 9 November, the consultation will run until 1 February 2013....Read More

HGV Road User Levy welcomed

12 of November 2012 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Transport

The unfairness dealt to the UK road haulage industry is well documented and they have long pressed for this measure to defend British industry, to protect UK roads and to create a level playing field with their European competitors....Read More

Success in longer trailer trial

19 of October 2012 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Transport

Trials of the longer lorries have been taking place since January 2012, with some 180 hauliers, own-account operators and trailer manufacturers volunteering to take part in the scheme....Read More

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