FTA Reacts To Omission Of Vans From 10 Year Tyre Ban Consultation.

FTA, the leading trade body, has expressed concern at the Government’s proposals to tighten tyre safety standards for lorries, buses and minibuses, but not for commercial vans. In response to the publication of the consultation, James Firth, FTA’s Head of Road Freight Regulation Policy, commented: “FTA is calling for the government to include vans in […]

FTA Recognises Work Of Aldi With Roadworthiness Award.

Aldi’s Atherstone Regional Distribution Centre has received a 2019 Roadworthiness Award from FTA, the business organisation representing the interests of the logistics sector. The award recognises the supermarket’s high standards when maintaining its fleet of vehicles and trailers and controlling safety related defects. FTA provides vehicle inspection services to organisations that are keen to achieve […]

Logistics Businesses Struggle To Fund Brexit Preparations, According To FTA Report.

Declining profit margins have left logistics businesses struggling to fund their Brexit preparations, according to the 2019 Logistics Report. Launched by FTA, which represents the interests of the sector, in association with Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking, the report polled the opinions of more than 500 freight and logistics businesses operating in the UK and […]

DVLA Says No To Doctors On Wheels Medicals.

DVLA is no longer accepting any medical reports on lorry drivers from the company Doctors on Wheels. This follows an investigation by Trading Standards and the DVLA. Those investigations are ongoing and it’s understood staff at Doctors on Wheels are being questioned. In a statement DVLA said: “If any applications are received at DVLA on […]

Van Insurance Product Launches For Safe And Complaint Drivers.

The Van Excellence scheme, in association with transport insurance specialists and commercial insurance brokers, McCarron Coates Ltd, has launched an exclusive new insurance product today (24 June 2019), specifically designed by highly respected insurer QBE, for van drivers committed to safe, efficient and compliant driving. In addition to a competitive premium, low claims rebate, and […]

TIP Doubles Up With Its First Appearance At TCS&D 2019.

Leading trailer rental company TIP Trailer Services is making its first ever appearance at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) Show, reflecting the company’s success in supplying trailers within the temperature-controlled market sector. For several years now TIP has steadily grown the number of refrigerated trailers in its rental fleet, and this is reflected […]

Gray & Adams To Reveal M&S Double Decker At The 2019 TCS&D Show.

Gray & Adams is delighted to be showcasing its quality with a Marks & Spencer double deck trailer at this year’s exciting Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution Show in Peterborough. Gray & Adams is putting a spotlight on best-in-class products and innovation with Marks & Spencer (M&S) at the 2019 TCS&D Show. The M&S double […]

Women Take The Helm Of FTA’s Northern Ireland Freight Council.

Two women are leading the fight for the logistics industry in Northern Ireland, following their election to FTA’s national Freight Council as Chair and Vice Chair. Industry experts Pamela Dennison and Charlene Quayle will help determine the organisation’s approach to pressing issues such as Brexit, climate change and air quality, by facilitating discussions with FTA’s […]

Air Freight Must Be Prioritised In Government’s Aviation Strategy.

Air freight will play a pivotal role in achieving Britain’s future trading ambitions post-Brexit, according to FTA, so it must be placed front and centre of the government’s aviation strategy. Responding to the consultation, Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation, FTA is calling for a dedicated freight chapter in the White Paper; the […]

The ‘In’s And Out’ Of Paneltex Refrigerated Vehicles At TCS&D 2019.

At this year’s TCS&D Show leading refrigeration bodybuilder Paneltex will be displaying two vehicles from its exciting 2019 product portfolio, with the first vehicle taking centre stage on their stand within the main hall and a second vehicle being available to ‘ride and drive’ at the venue. Both vehicles continue the ‘electric’ theme displayed by […]