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The Freight Transport Association represents a membership of some 12000 companies involved in both light and heavy road haulage and rail transportation with almost 90% of the UK's rail freight controlled by member companies.
The organisation is involved in setting standards, monitoring costs and service levels within the industry and lobbying the Government on matters of legislation relating to all aspects of freight transport including licensing, drivers' hours and the provision of secure overnight rest facilities for road haulage drivers.
Read More Freight Transport Association news below:
Removal and storage of freight vehicles suffering from break downs or accident damage currently undertaken by police appointed recovery firms, a situation to which the FTA is calling for amendments to enable more choice.
After recent high profile facility closures, the FTA now welcomes proposals for secure overnight parking facilities on the A55 in North Wales which will provide drivers and loads with safe stop over conditions.
The FTA is advocating the issue of fresnel lenses at UK ports to left hand drive commercial vehicles entering the UK to eliminate near side blind spots and reduce the risks of sideswiping overtaking vehicles on British motorways.