Samworth Brothers Supply Chain driver Matthew Pickering has been named the FTA’s Truck Driver of the Year 44-tonne 2016, following a hard-fought contest. He beat 19 other finalists at Mercedes-Benz Wentworth Park, Barnsley, in a range of tests including driving skills, manoeuvring ability, risk awareness and legislative knowledge, to lift the trophy. In the 18-tonne category, Total Foodservice Solution driver David West took the top prize.
A hard Brexit would make a hard border “inevitable” between Northern Ireland and Ireland, MPs have warned
DfT under fire over Brexit ferry deals as FTA prepares for the worse and Manston contingency is extended
MPs have accused the government of failing to respond to allegations that it illegally awarded ferry contracts to three operators as part of Brexit ‘no deal’ contingency plans.
The FTA has urged the government not to enforce driving licence checks once paper counterparts are abolished on 8 June, as the proposed online replacement is still not a viable alternative for fleet operators.