Ford has become the latest CV manufacturer to sign up the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme. Launched in 2010, the voluntary scheme offers accreditation to those operators who can demonstrate high quality fleet management and systems compliance. Other CV manufacturers already signed up to Van Excellence, include Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, Fiat and Isuzu. “We’re delighted to welcome Ford as a Van Excellence Partner” says Mark Cartwright, FTA head of vans and LCVs. “Our manufacturer partners now represent over half of the […]
Six fuel delivery operators face further talks at Acas after tanker drivers represented by union Unite rejected proposals regarding employment security. The union, which represents some 1,200 tanker drivers will now seek further talks with DHL, BP, Wincanton, Norbert Dentressangle, Turners (Soham) and Hoyer. Delegates at the union say that while progress had been made on health, safety and training, proposals on maintaining standards, security of employment and sub-contracting did not give Unite confidence that the problems they describe as […]
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 FTA has criticised the speed of the roll-out of fully segregated cycle superhighways in London, suggesting the scheme is being rushed through to coincide with the mayoral elections in May 2016.