The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem. In a statement issued today [10 September] to mark the Driver CPC deadline, the FTA said that while its members were Driver CPC ready, the timing involved could have a troubling effect on the approaching Christmas peak, with operators scrambling about to find drivers. FTA fears temporary […]
Christmas 2012 was another record-breaking year for parcel carriers, with many reporting volumes that made 2011’s peak seem a simple task. With year-on-year volumes rising every Christmas and the online retail boom not showing any signs of slowing down, how are carriers ensuring they are well prepared for 2013’s peak? Retailers again reported record-breaking internet sales over the festive period. Web sales were up 44% for City Link customer John Lewis, and 11% for Hermes customer Next. Debenhams also saw […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed a call by the European Commission for France and the UK to address the issue of excessive Channel tunnel rail freight charges.
The FTA has voiced concern over London Councils’ proposals to require all HGVs of 18-plus tonnes to fit extra mirrors and sideguards to comply with the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS).