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Government urged to show its support for logistics apprenticeships - October 21, 2015

Recent calls have been made for the Government to help with the creation and ongoing support of apprenticeship positions in the UK’s logistics industry.


FTA calls for greater reliability on Britain’s roads - October 20, 2015

Officials at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) have called on the Government and highways authorities to look at new ways to improve reliability on the UK’s road network.


Plans to change signage could reduce the number of bridge strikes - October 16, 2015

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has this month welcomed proposals to roll out a new bridge marking system which will show both imperial and metric height, width and length limits.


A need to recruit the next generation of LGV drivers - October 14, 2015

Figures released by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) have shown that Britain needs to do more to address the shortage of lorry drivers.


CILT discusses the UK’s roads at the Conservative Party Conference 2015 - October 12, 2015

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has presented a report on the state of Britain’s roads as part of this year’s Conservative Party conference.


MPs encouraged to try Road Haulage Association’s truck driving simulator - October 9, 2015

Attendees at this year’s Conservative Party Conference have been given the opportunity to try out their truck driving skills on a simulator, as part of the RHA’s efforts to raise awareness for the nation’s distribution businesses and HGV drivers.


RoSPA calls for more measures to improve on-road safety - October 5, 2015

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has made calls for the Government to do more to improve the safety of Britain’s roads, especially as growing traffic volume risks undermining current safety plans.


Foreign hauliers targeted as part of Government’s plans to stem migrant flow - September 30, 2015

As part of the Government’s plans to tackle the number of migrants entering the UK, the Home Office has made the decision to proactively target international hauliers.


Number of fatalities caused by HGV accidents falls according to UK Government - September 29, 2015

Following the Government’s publication of road casualty statistics for 2014, it has been revealed that the total number of fatal accidents per billion lorry miles fell by 3.5 per cent last year.


Government’s new roadwork ban will save time and money for distribution firms - September 25, 2015

A new ban is being introduced by the Government to put an end to roadworks continuing for long stretches of motorway.