The government must guarantee it will scrap the Severn Crossing tolls as promised, the FTA has said. Prime minister Theresa May pledged to scrap the charge, currently the costliest road toll in the UK, altogether last month as part of her election campaign. The FTA said that it wants to see a clear commitment from the new government to upholding that promise now the election is over. It currently costs an HGV £20 to cross the bridge, and a van […]
Freight industry must not be ‘thrown to the wolves’ if government fails to deliver viable customs system
The road freight industry is in danger of being “thrown to the wolves” if the government fails to install a competent customs system in time for Brexit, the FTA warned this week.
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
In contrast to the RHA – which looked outside the organisation to the transport industry for its new CEO – the FTA appointed its former finance and operations director David Wells to replace CEO Theo de Pencier when he announced his departure earlier this year.