FTA policy director Elizabeth de Jong has told motortransport.co.uk that the government needs more proof that some hauliers are close to collapse before it can offer sector-specific support. Her comments come in the wake of an RHA survey showing 73% of hauliers have significantly reduced or worse cashflow following the Covid-19 pandemic and 83% have significantly reduced or worse volumes. Earlier this month, the FTA admitted a fifth of its own members are facing closure after delays to the government’s […]
Uncertainty over EU workers’ future employment rights is a “major concern” given that 10% of the UK’s driver workforce is from the EU, the FTA has warned.
With work currently taking place on London’s Cycle superhighway scheme, and ahead of the introduction of the London Safer Lorry Scheme in September, the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference will take place next month.
The loss of a major customer at the end of 2016, alongside increasing costs for drivers’ wages and fuel inflation, saw Foulger Transport head into the red in 2017.