The FTA has warned that a proposed low emission zone for Birmingham, along with a road user charging scheme, lorry restrictions and greater implementation of consolidation centres put forward by the city council, could have a damaging effect on freight deliveries in and around the city. The plans, contained in a green paper on the city’s transport strategy for the next 20 years, were published earlier this month. While none of the schemes are definite, the FTA suggested that they […]
Yusen Logistics UK MD Ian Veitch has taken over the presidency of the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
Two man delivery group Panther Warehousing plans to launch a Sunday delivery service later this year, following a successful take up of the Saturday service the group launched in 2013.
Sainsbury’s has received accreditation to the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, the 25th van operator to do so since the scheme began in 2010. The retailer runs a fleet of 1,400 vans, and employs some 4,000 drivers, and it satisfactorily achieved the standards laid out in Van Excellence code – which are agreed by a governance group of leading van fleet operators. Mark Cartwright, the FTA’s head of vans and light commercial vehicles, says: “Achievement of this standard has been a […]