The FTA is aiming to “revolutionise” the status of transport managers through a range of continuous professional development courses that will be recognised across the industry. James Hookham, MD – membership and policy at the FTA, said the City & Guilds Level 3 qualifications will fill in the “missing piece” when it comes to developing the single largest professional job represented in its membership: CV fleet managers. At present, once a transport manager has passed their CPC exam, there is […]
MPs voted against a suspension on the proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise yesterday (12 November), despite pressure from Labour MPs, Tory backbench campaigners and lobbying from FairFuelUK (FFUK). A Labour-led motion to suspend the proposed increase in January to at least April was defeated 282 votes to 234. FairFuelUK claim that the increase will cost 35,000 jobs and prolong the recession by a further three years. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FFUK, said: “Everybody is saying this is a toxic tax […]
The new government must support the industry in meeting clean air legislation and not villainise HGVs, according to the FTA’s election manifesto.
FTA and Everywoman have joined forces to create a year-round programme of activity that operators can adopt to help them attract, retain and develop female employees. Launched today (8 March) to coincide with International Women’s Day, the FTA Everywoman Accelerate Programme incorporates Everywoman’s range of services into three packages – Founder, Champion and Influencer. Each package includes access to the EverywomanNetwork – an online personal development tool – and the Everywoman Club, where senior level women can connect and share […]