Friday 22nd Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Government migrant plan angers FTA

Freight Transport Association has reacted angrily to a report by the government’s Migration Advisory Committee saying it fails to recognises the vital importance of lower-skilled migrants to the UK economy.

FTA commits to carbon reduction with government  

The Freight Transport Association has agreed to support the government’s short-term target of reducing carbon emissions from HGVs by 15 per cent by 2025 against 2015 figures by adopting the target into its existing Logistics Emission Reduction Scheme and adding to its initial target of 7 per cent.

FTA against migrant smuggling

The Freight Transport Association has spoken out against UK-bound truck drivers participating in migrant smuggling across the Channel and accepting payment of £2000 for each migrant smuggled despite facing the same figure should they be caught.

FTA warns that more clean air zones threaten SMEs

Plans for clean air zones in Leeds and Birmingham demonstrate steps being taken to manage the impacts on business in the cities, but schemes will still produce substantial costs for small businesses, says the FTA.

Logistics industry needs the tools to keep Britain trading

The FTA has stressed that the logistics industry needs “a clear road map” with crucial information to keep trade moving efficiently post-Brexit, or the UK will face delays and shortages of the products and services it relies on.

London ULEZ extension threatens SMEs

Plans to extend London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to the whole of Greater London for lorries in 2020 and inner London for vans in 2021 have been greeted with dismay by the Freight Transport Association, which warned that small businesses would be particularly hard hit.

FTA joins London EV taskforce

London mayor Sadiq Khan has assembled an electric vehicle infrastructure taskforce to increase electric vehicle charging infrastructure in London and the FTA is first in line to offer support.

Brexit fails to stifle logisticians’ optimism

Logistics businesses are optimistic about the year ahead despite the uncertainties resulting from Brexit and continued economic instability, the Freight Transport’s Logistics Report suggests.