The FTA has slammed the government for breaking its vow to improve and expand the number of toilet facilities for HGV drivers on the national road network. The criticism follows an FTA survey which revealed that almost all respondents believe toilet facilities have not improved since the government pledged to upgrade them 18 months ago, with some drivers claiming they had become worse. Speaking on the UN World Toilet Day (19 November) Elizabeth de Jong, UK policy director, said many […]
Claims that the UK supply chain is “in danger of collapsing” as a result of delivery failures and delays caused by migrants attempting to stow away in vehicles passing through Calais are “an exaggeration”, according to the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF).
The FTA has urged the organisers of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer to urgently provide information to allow hauliers to plan for disruption during the completion period.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) joined DHL earlier this week on their contract with Iceland to a delivery to central London to discover how prepared the business is for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Sunday, DHL moved a lot of its London-based accounts onto night deliveries ahead of the start of the Games. Hugh Basham, transport strategy and policy director at DHL, tells MT: “We’re doing night work for 60-plus customers and plan to continue the out-of-hours activity for […]