‘Freight commissioner’ for London needed: FTA

‘Freight commissioner’ for London needed: FTA

By Mike Stones

A new freight commissioner for London is needed – to speed the delivery of goods, including food and drink products – the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged.

Amazon plans to build a £1.2bn air cargo hub in the US

Amazon to build £1.2bn air cargo hub

By James Ridler

Online retail giant Amazon is to build a £1.2bn ($1.5bn) air cargo hub at an airport in the US and create more than 2,000 jobs, to help fulfil its global orders.

A boost in infrastructure spending, including tackling congestion, was welcomed by the FTA

Infrastructure spending boost is ‘great news’: FTA

By Matt Atherton

The increased infrastructure spending, announced in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement, has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which described it as “great news”.

Logistics demand is increasing, as the economy revives

Logistics demand rises as economy picks up

By Rick Pendrous

A stronger UK economy is leading to increased logistics demand, according to the findings of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA’s) Logistics Report 2016.

Investing in training puts foods firms on the road to profit, claims Gary Benardout

HGV training ‘puts food firms on the road to profit’

By Gary Benardout

From restaurants to supermarkets and fishmongers to greengrocers, almost all types of business rely on road logistics in one way or another, especially the food and drink industry. So, it pays to invest in training drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

Transport Select Committee plans to probe the driver shortage have been welcomed by the industry

Freight industry welcomes driver skills probe

By Michael Stones

The freight industry has welcomed plans to probe the lack of professional drivers in the haulage sector, unveiled by Parliament’s Transport Select Committee.


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