The FTA and RHA are at odds over a decision by the government to spend a further £44.5m on security for the Port of Calais. The FTA said there was evidence of “tangible migrant activity” not only in Calais but also on the roads leading up to the port town and that the priority was drivers’ safety. It therefore welcomed the multi-million pound investment by the UK government to strengthen security, improve fencing, CCTV and detection technology. However, the RHA’s […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) joined DHL earlier this week on their contract with Iceland to a delivery to central London to discover how prepared the business is for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Sunday, DHL moved a lot of its London-based accounts onto night deliveries ahead of the start of the Games. Hugh Basham, transport strategy and policy director at DHL, tells MT: “We’re doing night work for 60-plus customers and plan to continue the out-of-hours activity for […]
An attempt to introduce £200 parking fines on the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and beyond has been defeated. Operators working in the capital during the Games this summer had faced a hike in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) from £130 to £200 on the ORN. They had also faced the prospect of the fines being extended beyond the ORN to nearby roads, after London’s boroughs decided it would help tackle congestion adjacent to the route. While trade groups, including the FTA […]
The brightest female talent working in the logistics industry have until 10 February to enter the 2014 FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.