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18-tonne category added to driver competition

The FTA has now added an 18-tonne category to its Truck Driver of the Year competition in the UK. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is looking for the country’s top truck driver for the FTA Truck Driver of the Year …

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Freight industry supports phone use penalties

The FTA believes technology based enforcement measures needed to support increased penalties for mobile phone use by drivers. Responding to proposed changes to penalties on drivers using a hand-held mobile phone, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said that better …

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London cycling scheme criticised by freight organisation

The FTA believes plans to improve infrastructure for cyclists in London doesn’t adequately cover the needs of all road users including hauliers. With consultation already having begun on a package of cycling, pedestrian and road improvements reflecting the fact that …

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Freigh industry opposes proposed London freight ban

The FTA has responded to announcements in London to place further restrictions on the movement of freight within the capital to improve safety. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says any move to ban freight vehicles from London or charge for …

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UK traffic law insight for Irish hauliers

The Senior Traffic Commissioner will be attending the FTA Ireland Traffic Manager seminar to provide insight into UK traffic laws. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) Ireland is holding a Traffic Manager seminar later this year at the Johnstown House Hotel …

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Freight considerations for new Thames Tunnel

Highways England is being urged to consider the haulage industry in plans for a new tunnel under the Thames river to the east of London. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says that a planned new tunnel under the Thames must …

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Freight industry rejects HGV safety improvement proposal

London council proposal for fitting transparent side-panels to HGVs to improve visibility rejected as ineffective by FTA. The Freight Transport Association has rejected as inadequate the recent proposal to retrofit clear side panels to the nearside doors of HGV equipment …

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Government online access too complex for freight industry

The Freight Transport Association has pointed out the unnecessary complexity of Government systems access to essential online services. The freight industry needs a single online point where logistics operators can log in to find all their Government-held transport data, is …

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Road transport law yearbook for fleet managers

The Freight Transport Association is now offering the latest edition of its annual yearbook on road transport law for fleet managers. The 54th edition of the Freight Transport Association’s Yearbook of Road Transport Law has now been published. Fully updated …

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Major trunk route in Ireland to become dual carriageway

The freight industry applauds safety and commercial benefits of converting busy A6 trunk route in Northern Ireland to a dual carriageway. The announcement that work will start this year on major improvements to the A6 between Belfast and Londonderry is …

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