Logistics people to be key workers in COVID-19 response

The government has categorised logistics workers as “key workers” in the COVID-19 response plans after urgent appeals by the Freight Transport Association to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, and his ministerial team. It means that logistics workers’ children can apply for access to schooling during the COVID-19 response period and is a welcome relief to dedicated people who are keeping the supply chain running, said FTA. FTA policy director ... [+]

Rugby legend Bennett to be star of FTA Wales event

Rugby legend Phil Bennett will be the star guest at this year’s Freight Transport Association Welsh Logistics Lunch, at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel on 29 November. The former Welsh international captain was part of the all-conquering British Lions team of 1974, which toured South Africa undefeated – something no other ... [+]

FTA calls for urgent probe into Apprenticeship Levy

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on the government to urgently review the Apprenticeship Levy to prevent a severe shortage of logistics workers post-Brexit. It says that with the anniversary of the Apprenticeship Levy approaching on 6 April, many businesses are still unable to utilise its funding. Since April ... [+]

Take care in France, warns FTA

With the continued Gilets Jaunes fuel price protests in France,  the Freight Transport Association’s European policy manager Sarah Laouadi is advising truck drivers planning to use the Dover-Calais route to be very cautious. She said: “FTA advises all drivers planning to travel to Calais, France to be very careful: protests against ... [+]

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