Nominations have opened for the 2016 FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. The ceremony, which highlights and celebrates the achievements of women from across the transport and logistics industries, will take place on 22 May next year. Nominations for the individual categories, including driver of the year and the warehousing award, must be made by 1 February. It is free to enter. FTA chief executive David Wells said: “Women are essential in every aspect of the UK logistics and […]
The Motor Transport Fleet Truck and Fleet Van of the Year are so highly valued because they are chosen by you, the operator. A jury of leading operators and journalists has drawn up a long list of eligible vehicles. To have your say on which of these are named Fleet Truck and Fleet Van 2012 VOTE NOW – and you could win £500! You can only vote for one van and one truck – so make it count. All entrants […]
The DfT is asking for feedback on proposals to increase the time required between digital tachograph data downloads to 90 days. Currently the time limit is 56 days, but the increase would align it with Europe. The FTA said operators had not raised the current limit as an issue, but that it was conceivable it might aid operators regularly undertaking long-haul European work. Vosa was unable to respond to the suggestion put forward by industry sources that increasing the download […]
FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads.