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Free guide available on safe trailer coupling

The FTA has worked with other industry bodies on the production of a free industry guide to the safe coupling and uncoupling of vehicle trailers. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has contributed to the draft of new guidance on the …

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Freight industry body warns of drug driving risk

The Freight Transport Association is warning its members of the dangers of prescription drugs which may impair driving ability. With drug driving prosecutions having reached an all-time high in 2015, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) says drivers need to be …

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Discounted driver monitoring for fleet managers

The FTA is offering fleets access to the Live Drive Pro driver monitoring and intervention system at preferential rates. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced the launch of Live Drive Pro to its 15,000 members. Live Drive Pro, which …

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Web based licence checking facility available

The FTA has integrated commercial vehicle licence checking into its web-based compliance and driver hours management tool, Visionfta. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched a new update to its Visionfta compliance software so operators can keep a day-to-day check …

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Clean air zones not the complete answer to pollution

The FTA has spoken out against inflexibility of Government proposed Clean Air Zones to combat city pollution problems. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has spoken in support of a report into air quality and transport that claims Government’s plans for …

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Insurer rates professions on driving skills

According to one way of assessing skills through insurance claims, roofers and lorry drivers are better drivers than accountants and doctors. Truck drivers often bear the brunt of motorists’ complaints but new figures suggest they’re actually the fourth best drivers …

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Ireland freight operators suffer large insurance increases

The Freight Transport Association is preparing to confront the insurance industry on unreasonably large increases in insurance premiums for all operators in Ireland. The increase in commercial motor insurance premiums was the hot topic under discussion at the recent FTA …

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Mayoral candidates see freight manifesto

Freight Transport Association delivers Freight Manifesto to candidates for the position of mayor of London to illustrate the freight needs of the capital. Within its new manifesto, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) examines the freight movement requirements of London and …

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Complacency under target at van operator briefings

The FTA is sending out the message that there is no place for complacency in van operations at its series of briefings to take place in April. The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Van Excellence Operational Briefings will highlight the fact …

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Freight driver competitions to be held in July

The FTA is searching for the best and safest drivers in three vehicle categories for its annual driver excellence awards to take part in July. The search is on for the UK’s top truck driver with the launch of the …

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