Former FTA president and ex-Christian Salvesen chief executive Stewart Oades has been appointed as a non-executive director at Wincanton. Oades, currently a non-executive director at wholesaler Palmer & Harvey and seafood firm MW brands, served as president of the FTA between 2009 and 2013. He will join the Wincanton board on 1 November. He served as chief executive at Christian Salvesen between 2005 and 2008 and prior to that held various senior positions at Exel between 1996 to 2005, including […]
Third-party logistics providers have this year won millions of pounds in business, taking on more work from existing customers as well as winning contracts from new clients. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at some of the highest value and longest contract wins of 2014.
The road transport industry is being urged to play its part in attracting more women to the sector by entering this year’s Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. “The annual awards, sponsored this year by the FTA, demonstrate that the sector suits women and is one in which they can excel,” said Maxine Benson, co-founder of Everywoman. “The awards prove that there are no limits for women in transport and logistics – all previous winners having made an outstanding contribution […]
The FTA has called for London’s councils to bring a “pragmatic” approach to carrying out their duties during the Olympics. The issue reignited at a Transport Select Committee session last month (23 May), after Catherine West, London Councils’ transport committee chairman, was asked by Paul Maynard MP to spell out what the councils’ “light touch” pledge would mean in the context of the Olympics. “Are you going to ensure certainty over how apply regulations, even if you apply them lightly?” […]