FTA calls for upgrade to west of England route

One month before the deadline for a ministerial decision on the Development Consent Order for the A303 improvement scheme, Freight Transport Association policy manager Chris Yarsley is urging the government to decide in favour. He said: “This initiative is vital to solving the reliability, congestion and safety issues along this corridor. The UK needs efficient and effective road transport networks to function properly, but the issues with the A303 have ... [+]

FTA to be eCMR outlet

Electronic standards organisation TransFollow has selected the Freight Transport Association as a UK distributor of eCMR, the electronic version of consignment notes. FTA manager of international trade and transport procedures John Lucy, described it as is “an important step forward in the digital evolution of transportation”. He added: “Given the ... [+]

FTA sets up emergency web portal

The Freight Transport Association has set up a free COVID-19 web portal at It gives an overview of essential information and advice for the industry, the support provided by FTA, and the business group’s demands of government at a critical time. In addition to links to important government and industry ... [+]

FTA signs up Man U star for Northern Ireland lunch

Former Man United star Andy Cole will be speaking at FTA’s annual Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch, at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast on Friday 5 June. Famed for his role in the treble victory in 1999 – the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League titles – the ex-England striker will ... [+]

A14 bypass is Christmas come early for FTA

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed opening of the Huntingdon Southern Bypass on the A14 between the Midlands and Felixstowe a year ahead of schedule. Head of east and south of England, Natalie Chapman, said the early launch “showcases the best in British ingenuity, hard work and efficiency; FTA and ... [+]

PD Ports scoops up water prize

PD Ports won the Water Business of the Year at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Logistics Annual awards in London. The judges commended PD Ports for offering the ‘highest standards of service’ for its customers across its road, sea and rail networks when moving freight inland. Antonov Airlines took the Air ... [+]

UK logistics lags behind says FTA report

The UK's global competitiveness has dropped significantly and investment transport and logistics is urgently required to boost its attractiveness to international investors, according to a new Freight Transport Association (FTA) report released on 9 May. The 2019 Logistics Report, launched by FTA in association with Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking, ... [+]

We need the Customs tariff now, say shippers

The Freight Transport Association called on the Government to clarify its plans for the amount of customs duty that will be payable on imported goods in the event of a No Deal Brexit. It says it has sent mixed signals, only saying that it will announce the UK Customs tariff "shortly". ... [+]

FTA questions Kent road readiness

With less than two months until the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU, FTA is is questioning whether the government’s planned £29 million spending on the Operation Brock traffic management scheme for the Kent coast has been made available in time. Policy manager for the South East, Heidi Skinner, said: ... [+]

Haulage permit deadline is this Friday

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging commercial vehicle operators to urgently submit applications for international road haulage permits urgently, applications for which close on Friday 18 January. It says that with No Deal exit from the European Union a very real possibility operators will need ECMT (European ... [+]

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