Government’s Road Fixing Robots Ideal 21st Century Solution Says FTA.

Following the announcement today (2 January 2019) that the government is investing in the creation of robots to help repair the UK’s vast underground pipe network and prevent disruption of roadworks in the future, Malcolm Bingham, Head of Policy North of England at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) commented: “FTA is delighted the government has […]

A ‘Managed No Deal’ Is Not An Acceptable Brexit Deal, Says FTA.

FTA, the organisation which represents the UK’s logistics sector, has rejected ministerial claims that a “Managed No Deal” Brexit is possible when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. As James Hookham , FTA’s Deputy CEO explains, the concept is more to do with semantics than actual actions, and would leave the UK’s […]

More Government Action Required To Help Reduce Freight Emissions.

The government must take more action to help freight operators reduce their carbon emissions, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), in reaction to a National Infrastructure Commission interim report released today (21 December 2018). FTA supports much of the report, including the need to provide operators with regulatory certainty, consider freight in spatial planning, […]

Gray & Adams Opens A New Door To Increased Efficiency For Heron Foods.

Fast-growing retailer Heron Foods turned to the UK’s leading manufacturer of temperature-controlled road transport equipment to help it meet the operational challenge posed by the changing profile of its business. Gray & Adams – a company that prides itself on its bespoke design and build capability – has added a second, moving bulkhead door to […]

No Deal Plans Will Not Keep Trade Flowing, Says FTA.

The European Union’s contingency plans for the event of a No Deal Brexit, released this week, do not alleviate the UK logistics industry’s concerns, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the only business group representing the whole sector. The plans only provide limited facilitations, confirming that leaving the EU without an agreement in place […]

Labour’s Lorry Tax Hike Would Damage UK Economy.

The Labour Party’s plans to impose a £12,096 a year lorry tax per truck would penalise British business, says The Freight Transport Association (FTA). The plans were mooted by Clive Lewis, a member of the Shadow Treasury team, last week and, according to FTA, are based on inaccurate information. In his comments, Clive Lewis quotes […]

Christmas Comes Early For Logistics Operators After FTA Pressure.

The axing of the tolls at the Severn crossings this morning (17 December 2018) marks a historic moment for Anglo-Welsh logistics, according to The Freight Transport Association (FTA), as it joins its members in celebrating this festive gift to the logistics industry after years of campaigning. This morning, FTA member Owens Group, a leading transport and […]

Chris Grayling MP Recognises The Value Of Logistics At FTA Logistics Awards 2018.

During a presentation at the second annual FTA Logistics Awards, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP recognised the flexibility and resilience of the logistics sector in the face of challenging economic times and ongoing political uncertainty. He praised the invaluable contribution of the industry to the UK economy. The FTA Logistics Awards 2018 celebrated excellence within […]

Hyster Europe Showcases Innovative Warehouse And Logistics Solutions At Logimat 2019.

At LogiMAT 2019, which takes place from 19th to 21st February in Stuttgart, Germany, Hyster Europe will present 360-degree solutions for warehouse and logistics applications, including a focus on innovative robotics solutions. In addition, a Reach Truck with tilting mast, particularly suited for use in confined spaces, will be on show. Visitors to the Hyster […]

Quiet And Precise: New Yale Pallet Truck Solutions.

Yale Europe Materials Handling is delighted to unveil two new options for its pedestrian power pallet truck range. The new precision control tiller head and noise reduction options allow the trucks to be used in a wider range of applications, particularly in the food, beverage, and retail industries. “Our low lift pallet trucks have a […]