AIM Commercial Services MD Allison Kemp has been elected chair of the FTA’s Road Freight Council. She will help to determine the organisation’s approach to pressing issues such as air quality, road infrastructure and driver shortages by facilitating discussions with the FTA’s members at national council meetings. Commented Chris Yarsley, FTA policy manager for road infrastructure: “With her impressive understanding of the sector and dedication to drive change, Allison Kemp is the perfect candidate. From winning Woman of the Year […]
A road upgrade programme in Belfast, which was to be largely funded by the EU, has been put on hold following the referendum.
The FTA has reiterated previous calls for action over migrant build-ups in northern France after a new rail freight service to the port of Calais was postponed due to safety concerns.
Six fuel delivery operators face further talks at Acas after tanker drivers represented by union Unite rejected proposals regarding employment security. The union, which represents some 1,200 tanker drivers will now seek further talks with DHL, BP, Wincanton, Norbert Dentressangle, Turners (Soham) and Hoyer. Delegates at the union say that while progress had been made on health, safety and training, proposals on maintaining standards, security of employment and sub-contracting did not give Unite confidence that the problems they describe as […]