The FTA has revealed that internal candidate David Wells will succeed Theo de Pencier as chief executive from 1 May. Wells, who joined the FTA in 2009 as finance and IT director, subsequently took on additional responsibility for the association’s vehicle inspection service, training and the tachograph analysis service. This included the development and recent launch of Visionfta. He is currently MD of finance and operations at the FTA. Before FTA, Wells held a number of finance-related roles, working for […]
London Councils is to push ahead with plans to change the conditions of the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) to mandate the fitting of side guards and uprated mirrors to LGVs making deliveries in London
The road transport industry battled on against the ‘beast from the east’ and Storm Emma this week, but many operators have been left counting the cost.
Pressure is mounting on the DfT and Treasury to ringfence the money raised by the HGV Road User Levy for the benefit of the road transport sector. The levy, which could begin in April 2014 if approved by Parliament, and will see operations pay a daily charge of up to a £10 or a maximum of £1,000 a year per truck to use of UK roads, is expected to raise net revenues of £20m. Almost all of this will be […]