Irish industry must be protected from fuel cost hikes says FTAI

FTA Ireland (FTAI) is calling on the Irish government to protect businesses from rising fuel prices. Chief executive Aidan Flynn says that with fuel accounting for more than 41% of the cost of running articulated lorry fleets – and the price of a barrel of oil now breaching $120 – the government must take urgent action to protect Ireland’s supply chain. FTAI is urging the government to review its current diesel rebate ... [+]

Help us face toughest times, Irish industry asks government

Ireland’s logistics industry is facing its most challenging period and needs effective support from government in the upcoming 2021 Budget, warns FTA Ireland (FTAI). General manager Aidan Flynn said that with the COVID-19 pandemic, the driver shortage, climate change and the UK’s departure from the EU, there has never before been ... [+]

Safety, skills and carbon are crucial for supply chains, says FTA Ireland

Improving road safety, overcoming the skills shortage, and decarbonising operations are all vital to protect the nation’s supply chains and to future-proof Ireland’s logistics industry, said FTA Ireland (FTAI in its response to the Irish government’s consultation, Ten-year Strategy for the Haulage Sector First Consultation Document. General manager Aidan Flynn, commented: ... [+]

Irish driver shortage reaching crunch-point, warns FTAI

Irish hauliers need government support to recruit new HGV drivers before the country’s supply chain starts to break down, says FTA Ireland (FTAI).   General manager Aidan Flynn warns that, with the industry already suffering a shortage of, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a high turnover of driving ... [+]

Irish government to offer green truck grants

The Irish government has announced the launch of a €2million Alternatively-Fuelled Heavy Duty Vehicle (AFHDV) Purchase Grant Scheme, following pressure from the logistics sector. General manager of FTA Ireland (FTAI), Aidan Flynn, said it was an important step forwards in the decarbonisation of the Irish logistics sector0. “As the leading group ... [+]

FTAI calls for jabs for truckers soon

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has called for truck drivers and international transport workers to be offered Covid-19 vaccinations as a matter of urgency. The association’s general manager Aidan Flynn urged health minister Stephen Donnelly to confirm when vital workers will receive their jabs. He said that while many countries require proof of ... [+]

FTA Ireland to launch Managers Guide to Distribution Costs

FTA Ireland will introduce the second edition of its Managers Guide to Distribution Costs at a webinar at 10am on Thursday 8 October. As the country ties to deal with the coronavirus, the freight distribution and logistics sector are acutely aware that the end of the Brexit transition period is just ... [+]

FTA Ireland welcomes support for apprentices

FTA Ireland has welcomed the Irish government’s announcement of a €3,000 financial incentive for employers taking on apprentices. General Manager Aidan Flynn said the association has been calling for some months for more support for employers FTAI is the lead proposer for the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship, which will see its first ... [+]

Ireland appoints first-ever transport minister

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has applauded the appointment of Hildegarde Naughton as the country’s first dedicated minister for transport and logistics. General manager Aidan Flynn, said the association had been campaigning for for several years and was ready and willing to work closely with the newly-formed coalition between Fianna Fail, Fine Gael ... [+]

FTA Ireland calls for cabotage concession

Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has welcomed a package of emergency measures by government to support logistics businesses through COVID-19 as a promising start but more needs to be done, including a relaxation of cabotage rules it says. FTAI general manager, Aidan Flynn, said: “Businesses within the freight distribution and logistics sector ... [+]

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