FTA, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have called on the mayor of London to appoint a dedicated freight commissioner. The call came in response to the launch of the mayor and TfL’s new freight strategy last week (7 March). Natalie Chapman, head of South of England and urban policy at FTA, said: “The logistics sector is more than willing to support the mayor of London in his vision to make […]
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging operators to prioritise safety and compliance, following a Metropolitan Police operation in London on Monday (18 November), which saw more than 20% of lorries stopped issued with fixed penalty notices totalling £2,300.