15) David Wells Title: Chief executive, FTA Wells succeeded Theo de Pencier as chief executive of the FTA at the beginning of May. It’s unusual that the chief executives of both associations are starting their period in office at similar junctions, which makes it hard not to make comparisons with the RHA’s Richard Burnett. While Burnett has sought something of a revolution at the RHA, particularly when it comes to its public profile, Wells has sought – and delivered – […]
Both the FTA and the RHA have now urged the chancellor to prioritise cutting fuel duty and ensuring the HGV Road User Levy does not negatively impact on UK operators.
Sainsbury’s has received accreditation to the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, the 25th van operator to do so since the scheme began in 2010. The retailer runs a fleet of 1,400 vans, and employs some 4,000 drivers, and it satisfactorily achieved the standards laid out in Van Excellence code – which are agreed by a governance group of leading van fleet operators. Mark Cartwright, the FTA’s head of vans and light commercial vehicles, says: “Achievement of this standard has been a […]
The UK’s brightest female talent within road transport have been whittled down to a select few ahead of next month’s fifth MAN Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards. “Yet again, we are bowled over by the quality of our finalists and hope they show others what fantastic opportunities there are for women looking for a varied and challenging career,” says Maxine Benson, co-founder of Everywoman. Taking place at The Savoy Hotel in London on 17 May, the awards aim to […]