Government support for Nottingham’s decision to reject plans for a charging clean air zone (CAZ) had opened the door for other cities to follow its example, according to the FTA. The call follows approval by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for Nottingham’s plans to cut the city’s pollution levels. The city’s plans reject the CAZ option in favour of measures. These include retrofitting buses to Euro-6 standards and requiring the city’s taxis to improve their emissions […]
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 […]
The FTA has called on Eurotunnel and the French authorities to upgrade any weak spots in their security fencing after more than 100 migrants broke into the tunnel operator’s French terminal earlier this month, causing hours of delays to passenger and freight services.
Industry bodies are to collaborate on a new joint initiative to promote the road haulage industry, with a focus on improving its public image and attracting more employees.