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  • Whole Vehicle Type Approval seminar - a first for FTA
    14 March 2013
    Whole Vehicle Type Approval seminar - a first for FTA

    The Freight Transport Association will be holding its first Whole Vehicle Type Approval seminar on 11 June 2013 at the Hilton Coventry Hotel. The event will focus extensively on European rules on construction standards for road vehicles which are being introduced on a European-wide basis for Whole Vehicle Type Approval.

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  • RHA FTA Fuel Card
    13 March 2013
    RHA FTA Fuel Card

    From Friday 1 March, members of the Road Haulage Association and Freight Transport Association will have exclusive access to discounted fuel through a new joint fuel card from The Fuelcard Company.

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  • FairFuelUK supporters enjoy successful day of lobbying at Westminster
    12 March 2013
    FairFuelUK supporters enjoy successful day of lobbying at Westminster

    Ahead of this month’s budget (20 March), over 100 MPs joined FairFuelUK (FFUK) and its backers at Parliament to show their support for a cut in fuel duty.

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  • Drink driving: The hidden cost of a humble pint
    11 March 2013
    Drink driving: The hidden cost of a humble pint

    £50,000 pint of beer revealed as part of government’s latest THINK! campaign.
    A £50,000 pint of beer was unveiled in London  as part of the government’s latest THINK! campaign highlighting the consequences of a drink-drive conviction.

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  • FTA tells Chancellor to reduce fuel duty in its pre-Budget submission
    08 March 2013
    FTA tells Chancellor to reduce fuel duty in its pre-Budget submission

    The Freight Transport Association is continuing to hammer home the message to the Chancellor that he should reduce road fuel duty by 3 pence per litre in his 2013 Budget to help ease the pressure on domestic freight operators.

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  • Changes to annual vehicle testing
    07 March 2013
    Changes to annual vehicle testing

    As new European requirements on roadworthiness take effect from 20 March 2013, MOT for cars and large vehicle tests are included in the changes.  The revised European legislation will introduce new requirements to annual vehicle tests to reflect advances in technology.

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  • “We must insist on a profit” says RHA
    06 March 2013
    “We must insist on a profit” says RHA

    There are big profits in the oil and money markets, and, as a result of the falling rate of Sterling, fuel prices are rising, but UK’s road transport operators - essential users of fuel – still have the right to expect a profit.

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  • FTA welcomes HGV Road User Levy Act
    05 March 2013
    FTA welcomes HGV Road User Levy Act

    The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the HGV Road User Levy Act, which became law today. The levy will mean that foreign-registered lorries will have to pay to travel on UK roads, something that UK vehicles already have to do to drive in many European countries.

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  • 4th March 2013 summary of roadworks for M25
    04 March 2013
    4th March 2013 summary of roadworks for M25

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 1 March 2013
    Monday 4 March – Sunday 10 March
    A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work
    The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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  • RHA writes to new Police and Crime Commissioners
    01 March 2013
    RHA writes to new Police and Crime Commissioners

    The Road Haulage Association has written to all 41 of the newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners to urge action within their county forces to combat crime against road haulage and distribution.

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  • DfT says it is still committed to 80mph trial
    27 February 2013
    DfT says it is still committed to 80mph trial

    Despite media reports that the secretary wants to scrap the proposal, The Department for Health (DfT) has said it is still intending to trial an 80mph motorway speed limit.

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  • Join the technician debate with FTA
    26 February 2013
    Join the technician debate with FTA

    With around 30,000 technicians maintaining O-licensed vehicles in the UK, FTA has acknowledged the need within the freight industry for more opportunities to recognise and value technicians and fleet engineers.

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  • 25th February 2015 summary of roadworks for M25
    25 February 2013
    25th February 2015 summary of roadworks for M25

    Monday 25 February – Sunday 3 March

    A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work

    The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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  • Driver CPC is required when driving a vehicle to a test site
    22 February 2013
    Driver CPC is required when driving a vehicle to a test site

    A Driver CPC is required for those taking a vehicle for testing, Vosa has confirmed.

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  • FTA embraces everywoman in Transport & Logistics
    21 February 2013
    FTA embraces everywoman in Transport & Logistics

    Having always prided itself on recognising the diversity of the transport and logistics industry, the Freight Transport Association now continues to embrace this and has joined forces with everywoman.

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  • RHA welcomes Mayoral decision to call off Euro 4 LEZ plan
    20 February 2013
    RHA welcomes Mayoral decision to call off Euro 4 LEZ plan

    The Road Haulage Association is pleased that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has abandoned plans for setting a new Euro 4 target for HGVs in London’s Low Emission Zone in 2015 (“Phase V”).
    Commenting, RHA Director of Policy, Jack Semple, said: “We do not have the exact details but it appears that the Mayor’s announcement reflects many of the points for which the RHA has argued strongly in meetings with Transport for London (and also in our consultation response on Air Quality to Defra in August 2011).

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  • Happy 10th Birthday London Congestion Charge says FTA – but what about birthday present of free access for deliveries?
    19 February 2013
    Happy 10th Birthday London Congestion Charge says FTA – but what about birthday present of free access for deliveries?

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is sending Birthday wishes to the London Congestion Charge which turns ten on Sunday 17 February, but is calling on the powers-that-be to extend the celebrations by considering the freight and logistics industry by offering the gift of free access which FTA says should be granted for "essential users."

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  • 18th February 2013 summary of roadworks for M25
    18 February 2013
    18th February 2013 summary of roadworks for M25

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 15 February 2013
    Monday 18 February to Sunday 24 February
    A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work
    The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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  • Drivers in South East urged to Bag it. Bin it. to help reduce roadside litter
    14 February 2013
    Drivers in South East urged to Bag it. Bin it. to help reduce roadside litter

    The Highways Agency is asking road users to help reduce the amount of litter on motorways and major A-roads.

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  • Richard Noble to open IMHX
    13 February 2013
    Richard Noble to open IMHX

    With the UK’s largest intralogistics event fast approaching, IMHX 2013 are pleased to announce world land speed record breaker Richard Noble, OBE will perform the official opening duties on the first day of the event, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on March 19th-22nd.

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  • FTA backs single-carriageway A-road speed limit rise
    12 February 2013
    FTA backs single-carriageway A-road speed limit rise

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is backing the raising of the speed limit for LGVs to 50mph on all A-roads in England with the belief that it will improve safety and keep traffic moving.

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  • Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 11 February - Sunday 17 February 2013
    11 February 2013
    Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 11 February - Sunday 17 February 2013

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 11 February 2013
    A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work
    The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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  • Rebated diesel – authorities to step up battle
    08 February 2013
    Rebated diesel – authorities to step up battle

    After discovering 25 fuel laundering sites in the UK, 22 of them in Northern Ireland, HMRC, VOSA and the traffic commissioners (TCs) are vowing to step up their fight against fuel laundering and hauliers who use rebated diesel.

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  • OFT fuel report is simply a ‘side show’
    07 February 2013
    OFT fuel report is simply a ‘side show’

    Responding to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) report issued 30 January, the Freight Transport Association has said that 'it won’t change anything, and is simply a side-show in order to distract from the real issue of fuel duty.'

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  • London PCNs – FTA advice
    05 February 2013
    London PCNs – FTA advice

    With the number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued in London going up by 50 per cent, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling on its members to train their drivers in identifying PCN hotspots.

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