The FTA has called on Eurotunnel and the French authorities to upgrade any weak spots in their security fencing after more than 100 migrants broke into the tunnel operator’s French terminal earlier this month, causing hours of delays to passenger and freight services. FTA international manager Don Armour said the latest incursion was “almost inevitable” and called for any weaknesses in the fencing to be addressed. Describing the large number of migrants who gained access to the tunnel “an issue […]
Ceva Group executive director Leigh Pomlett has become the new president of the FTA at the association’s National Council meeting in London last week.
Millions of pounds of unspent apprenticeship funding is in danger of being diverted into the Treasury’s coffers, with many operators unaware that they can transfer a quarter of their funding to subcontractors to help pay for their apprenticeship schemes.
Motor Transport has joined the RHA and the CILT in calling on chancellor George Osborne to set aside £100m to fund the urgent recruitment and training of up to 45,000 new HGV drivers in his Autumn Statement on 3 December.