The FTA has accused the London Assembly of “not thinking things through” after its Transport Committee called for a cut in LCV traffic in the capital, just months after it demanded a ban on HGV traffic in the rush hour. In a letter to TfL transport commissioner Mike Brown, signed by chairwoman Valerie Shawcross, the committee suggested ways to reduce van traffic, including a reassessment of the congestion charge faced by LCVs. It said that van traffic had risen in […]
The FTA has welcomed the approval by Transport MEPs of draft truck design rule changes, which will allow manufacturers to exceed current maximum length and weight dimensions.
Backload rates are so bad that some operators are wondering if they’re worth taking. Is the era of backloads coming to an end? It certainly sounds like it for some operators, judging by comments MT has heard recently. The issue, of course, is that the rates being handed out for many backloads simply aren’t high enough for the job to be worth taking. It’s a long-standing problem voiced most recently by Matthew Kibble, MD of Lancashire-based Matthew Kibble Transport, who […]
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 […]