Trade associations have criticised the no deal Brexit papers published today, accusing the contingency plans of falling far short of what would be required to keep Britain trading. The FTA, RHA and British International Freight Association (BIFA) said that the papers essentially confirmed much of what was known without providing the level of detail road transport operators require to plan for such an outcome. Robert Keen, director general at BIFA, said: “As most of the visible trade that takes place between […]
PD Ports director Jim French has been awarded an MBE for services to young people in the transport industry in the Queen’s birthday honours.
Operators could face financial penalties if they are discovered to be paying employed drivers incorrectly to evade tax, after the RHA highlighted the practice.
Ford has become the latest CV manufacturer to sign up the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme. Launched in 2010, the voluntary scheme offers accreditation to those operators who can demonstrate high quality fleet management and systems compliance. Other CV manufacturers already signed up to Van Excellence, include Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, Fiat and Isuzu. “We’re delighted to welcome Ford as a Van Excellence Partner” says Mark Cartwright, FTA head of vans and LCVs. “Our manufacturer partners now represent over half of the […]