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Freight Transport Association
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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:
UK freight group provides input on transport security
22 January, 2013
The UK's FTA will be attending a European Land Transport Security committee hearing to provide evidence on road freight transport
Guide Available On Conspicuity Marking For Heavy Goods Vehicles
23 February, 2011
Continuing to drive for improved road safety for commercial vehicles, the Freight Transport Association has issued a set of guidelines on meeting marking standards for conspicuity of goods vehicles
The FTA Comments On Air Cargo Security
02 November, 2010
International air freight comes under the spotlight after security alert according to the Freight Transport Association
FTA requests rights for freight operators to choose own recovery providers.
26 February, 2008
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.
Freight companiestest unprepared for looming low emission zone legislation.
31 January, 2008
Heavy charges and penalties await freight drivers in central London starting next week if they fail to meet the low emission zone criteria.
Storage condition guide from the FTA.
25 January, 2008
The Freight Transport Association publishes free guide to conditions for goods storage including dangerous goods.
Downloadable guide to new corporate manslaughter legislation.
25 January, 2008
The Freight Transport Association has published a free, downloadable guide for transport operators to the latest corporate manslaughter legislation.
French customs refuse to scan cargo for illegal immigrants.
23 January, 2008
The FTA is appealing to the Government to persuade French Authorities to resume cargo scanning for illegal immigrants.
Transport law year book for 2008 published by the FTA.
04 January, 2008
2008 Transport Year Book covers latest rules and regulations concerning drivers hours and the London low emission zone.
Serious security worries for UK freight transport industry.
21 December, 2007
UK truck stop closures cited as being a serious issue not only in terms of ability to conform to driving hours regulations but also in terms of driver and load security.
Strategic UK route to get secure lorry parking.
19 November, 2007
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.
Chairman elected to working group which examines transport industry legalities
31 October, 2007
FTA working group to tackle regulatory and legal impacts on the freight transport industry under the Chairmanship of Clancy Docwra Director.
FTA opposes reform for issuing operator licences.
18 October, 2007
The Freight Transport Association is in opposition to Government reforms which give too much power to the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
FTA demonstrates driver hours compliance with digital tachograph.
02 October, 2007
The Freight Transport Association has a range of products to enable drivers and operators to become compliant with new UK drivers hours regulations and digital tachograph system.
FTA develops scheme to reduce foreign vehicle risks on UK roads.
17 August, 2007
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.
Operator licensing in Northern Ireland a step forward for road safety.
13 August, 2007
The FTA welcomes moves to bring Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK by introducing operator licenses for road haulage companies, a move which will improve commercial vehicle road safety.