The government must change tack and stop penalising the road transport industry over emissions while allowing car owners to get off scot-free, according to the FTA. The call came after environmental group ClientEarth yesterday (2 November) won its High Court action against the government. The group had said the government’s plans to address emissions did not go far enough. Ultimately the High Court agreed. It came after a committee of influential MPs called for the government to show more ambition with […]
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.
Six fuel delivery operators face further talks at Acas after tanker drivers represented by union Unite rejected proposals regarding employment security. The union, which represents some 1,200 tanker drivers will now seek further talks with DHL, BP, Wincanton, Norbert Dentressangle, Turners (Soham) and Hoyer. Delegates at the union say that while progress had been made on health, safety and training, proposals on maintaining standards, security of employment and sub-contracting did not give Unite confidence that the problems they describe as […]
The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles.