A “trail blazing” scheme for hauliers that pays £75 for each container moved by rail has expanded to offer a coastal and short sea shipping solution as well. The Haven Gateway Partnership said its Low Carbon Freight Dividend (LCFD) project, aimed at hauliers in the east of England, will help them increase the services they offer customers. Launched a year ago to encourage a modal shift to rail, the injection of more cash from the European Regional Development Fund has […]
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 […]
The RHA has met with the group that will be scrutinising the performance of the Highways Agency (HA) once its reform is complete.
The FTA has accused London mayor Sadiq Khan of scoring “a spectacular own goal” in his plans to clean up the capital’s air quality, due to the confusion over the Direct Vision Standard (DVS).